All statistical divisions except Mersey-Lyell recorded population increases in the 12 months to June 2005. The Southern Statistical Division recorded an increase of 1.0%, Northern 0.9%, Greater Hobart 0.7% and Mersey-Lyell did not record a substantial change.
In the 12 months to June 2005, the Tasmanian resident population increased by 0.7%. Some 18 of Tasmania's 29 local government areas recorded population growth, with Brighton municipality recording the fastest growth rate of 2.8%, followed by Glamorgan/Spring Bay, 2.6%, Break O'Day, 2.6%, and Kentish, 1.9%.
In the same period, there was a 2.8% decrease in the population of the West Coast municipality, while Tasman and Waratah/Wynyard followed with population decreases of 1.9% and 1.3% respectively.
Source: Regional Population Growth, Australia (cat. no. 3218.0)
POPULATION CHANGE, Tasmanian local government areas - 3 years ended 30 June 2005r
For further information see Population in municipalities - Tasmania in Regional Statistics, Tasmania
(cat. no. 1362.6).