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AGE AND SEX DISTRIBUTION (%), Tasmania - 30 June 2015
At June 2015, the median age (the age at which half the population is older and half is younger) of the Tasmanian population was 41.9 years, the highest of all states and territories. Tasmania also had the largest increase in median age between 2010 and 2015, increasing by 1.9 years. The median age of males in 2015 was 40.9 years compared with 42.8 years for females.
Between 2010 and 2015, the median age increased in most of Tasmania’s SA2s. The areas with the highest median ages in 2015 were Triabunna - Bicheno (55.5 years), Forestier - Tasman (53.4) and St Helens - Scamander (52.2), all located on Tasmania's eastern seaboard. The lowest median age was in Mowbray (30.1 years) in Launceston, which is close to the University of Tasmania and other educational facilities. Rokeby (31.5 years) and Bridgewater - Gagebrook (32.1), both in Greater Hobart, had the next lowest median ages in the state.
CHILDREN (UNDER 15 YEARS OF AGE)
Tasmania had 94,200 children under 15 years of age at June 2015. The proportion of children in the population decreased from 19% in 2010 to 18% in 2015.
Bridgewater - Gagebrook (27%), Rokeby (26%) and Margate - Snug (25%), all in Greater Hobart, had the highest proportions of children in Tasmania in 2015.
Between 2010 and 2015, the largest increases in the number of children were in the SA2s of Margate - Snug (up by 210 people), Kingston - Huntingfield (200) and Howrah - Tranmere (170), all within commuting distance of Hobart. However, the proportion of children decreased in nearly two thirds of the SA2s in Tasmania over this period.
WORKING AGE POPULATION (AGED 15-64 YEARS)
Since 2010, Tasmania’s working age population decreased by 4,600 people to 327,800, accounting for 63% of the state's total population. This was the lowest proportion of all states and territories in 2015.
Hobart had the highest proportion of population aged 15 to 64 years (76%) in Tasmania, followed by Mount Nelson - Dynnyrne (74%) in Greater Hobart and Invermay in Launceston (72%).
Margate - Snug (up by 270 people), and Huonville - Franklin (220) both in the south of Hobart, had the largest growth in working age population since 2010.
WORKING AGE POPULATION (AGED 15-64 YEARS), Statistical Areas Level 2, Tasmania - 30 June 2015
PEOPLE AGED 65 YEARS AND OVER
At June 2015, there were 94,600 people aged 65 years and over in Tasmania. The proportion of Tasmania's population aged 65 years and above increased from 16% in 2010 to 18% in 2015. This was the highest proportion of all states and territories in 2015, just ahead of South Australia (17%).
The SA2 of Triabunna - Bicheno had the highest proportion of people aged 65 years and over (31%), reflecting its popularity as a place to retire. This was followed by Forestier - Tasman (27%) and St Helens - Scamander (26%), all located on Tasmania's eastern seaboard.
At June 2015, the population of Tasmania consisted of 257,400 males and 259,200 females. This equates to a sex ratio of 99.3 males per 100 females, up from 98.9 in 2010.
Risdon Vale, in Hobart's north-eastern suburbs, was the SA2 with the highest sex ratio (139.9 males per 100 females) due largely to the male population of Risdon Prison. The next highest sex ratios were in West Coast (118.9) and Waratah (117.6) in the north-west of the state.
The lowest sex ratios were in Ravenswood (84.6) in Launceston, Geilston Bay - Risdon (87.6) in Hobart, and Parklands - Camdale (88.0), west of Burnie.
MALES PER 100 FEMALES, Statistical Areas Level 2, Tasmania - 30 June 2015
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