3218.0 - Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18 Quality Declaration 
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TASMANIA

In 2017-18:

  • The number of people living in Greater Hobart increased by 3,300 (1.5%), while the number living outside the capital city increased by 2,400 people (0.8%).
  • Greater Hobart's growth rate remained unchanged from 2016-17.

Largest growth areas: The Statistical Areas Level 2 (SA2s) of Newnham - Mayfield, a suburb of Launceston, and Sorell - Richmond in Hobart's north-east (both up by 230 people).

Fastest growth areas: Mount Nelson - Dynnyrne (3.9%), to the south of Hobart's central business district, followed by Old Beach - Otago (3.8%) on Hobart's eastern shore.


SA2s WITH LARGEST AND FASTEST POPULATION GROWTH, Tasmania

ERP AT 30 JUNE
POPULATION CHANGE
2018
2017-2018
SA2 SA3
no.
no.
%

LARGEST GROWTH

Newnham - MayfieldLaunceston
9 500
227
2.4
Sorell - RichmondSorell - Dodges Ferry
8 997
226
2.6
Howrah - TranmereHobart - North East
10 944
202
1.9
Kingston Beach - Blackmans BayHobart - South and West
10 899
197
1.8
Mount Nelson - DynnyrneHobart Inner
5 146
194
3.9
Kingston - HuntingfieldHobart - South and West
11 839
186
1.6
Brighton - PontvilleBrighton
5 831
178
3.1
RokebyHobart - North East
6 475
176
2.8
HobartHobart Inner
8 497
174
2.1
Port SorellDevonport
6 089
173
2.9

FASTEST GROWTH(a)

Mount Nelson - DynnyrneHobart Inner
5 146
194
3.9
Old Beach - OtagoBrighton
4 693
171
3.8
Brighton - PontvilleBrighton
5 831
178
3.1
Hadspen - CarrickMeander Valley - West Tamar
3 461
101
3.0
Port SorellDevonport
6 089
173
2.9
LongfordNorth East
4 254
120
2.9
CygnetHuon - Bruny Island
4 586
128
2.9
RokebyHobart - North East
6 475
176
2.8
Sorell - RichmondSorell - Dodges Ferry
8 997
226
2.6
Newnham - MayfieldLaunceston
9 500
227
2.4

(a) Excludes SA2s with less than 1,000 people at June 2017.

POPULATION CHANGE BY SA2, Tasmania - 2017-18
Image: Map showing Population Change by SA2, Tasmania, 2017-18