Median weekly rental payments
- In 2011, the median household rent for Tasmania was $200 per week (the lowest of all states and territories in the country), compared with $285 for Australia.
- The Local Government Area (LGA) with the highest median rent payment was Kingborough, recording a cost of $275 per week. This LGA is located about 10 kilometres south of inner city Hobart.
- As the following map shows the highest weekly median rental payments were clustered in and around the Greater Hobart region. LGAs around and including Launceston also reported higher median rents for Tasmania, with West Tamar reporting $220 per week.
MEDIAN WEEKLY RENTAL PAYMENT(a), by Local Government Area, Tasmania, 2011
(a) Applicable to occupied private dwellings which were being rented (or occupied rent-free) by a member of the household. Excludes 'Visitor only' and 'Other non-classifiable' households.
Changes in median weekly rental payments
- In Tasmania, the LGAs with the fastest growth in median weekly rental payments between 2006 and 2011 were Central Highlands (in the centre of the state) and Tasman (in the south-east), both with an increase of 60.0%.
- The LGA with the fastest growth in rent costs in Greater Hobart was Brighton, which rose from $117 per week in 2006 to $185 in 2011, a rise of 58.1%. This LGA is located north of inner city Hobart, also on the Derwent River.
FASTEST GROWTH IN MEDIAN WEEKLY RENTAL PAYMENTS(a), by Local Government Area(b), Tasmania, 2006 and 2011
|Local Government Area|
Median Rental Payment
|Rest of Tasmania|
|(a) Applicable to occupied private dwellings which were being rented (or occupied rent-free) by a member of the household. Excludes 'Visitor only' and 'Other non-classifiable' households.|
|(b) LGAs with a total occupied private dwelling count under 500 dwellings in 2011 are excluded from this table.|
|Source: ABS Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011|