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While Tasmania is the most decentralised state in terms of population distribution, with nearly 60% of the population living outside the capital city statistical division, the population is concentrated in three main areas: the urban areas of Hobart, Launceston and Burnie/Devonport. Large areas of the state, including the Central Plateau, South West and West Coast (in the Southern and Mersey-Lyell statistical divisions), are uninhabited or sparsely inhabited.
Note: Figures are revised at the state level and preliminary at the regional level.
Source: Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0); Regional Population Growth (cat. no. 3218.0); Population by Age and Sex (cat. no. 3201.0) and ABS data available on request.