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Demographics

All statistics relate to the Hobart Local Government Area sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Total Population

Hobart's population has been steadily increasing, particularly in recent years. This trend is expected to continue.

Year Total
1991 47,106
1996 46,676
2001 47,319
2006 47,700

% increase 1991 - 2006 is 1.2%

Age

The median age of the Hobart population is 37 years. In recent years there has been an increase in the number of people aged 15 years and over. The number of people aged over 65 years declined between 1991 and 2006, which is in line with the total population decline in Hobart during that period, however there has been a slight increase in recent years.

No. People aged 15 years and over

Year Total
1991 39,122
1996 38,939
2001 39,939
2006 41,078

No. People aged 65 years and over

Year Total
1991 6,959
1996 6,599
2001 6,665
2006 6,620

Origin

The Hobart population is made up of a mix of cultures, however the prominent nationality remains Australian. The number of people born overseas has remained relatively steady. The number of Indigenous persons has steadily increased, even during the period of population decline in the mid nineties.

Indigenous People

Year Total
1991 365
1996 553
2001 608
2006 581

People born in Australia

Year Total
1991 37,519
1996 36,613
2001 36,291
2006 36,152

People born overseas

Year Total
1991 8,209
1996 7,809
2001 8,025
2006 8,802

People who speak English only

Year Total
1991 41,647
1996 40,787
2001 40,654
2006 40,533

Unemployment

Hobart's unemployment rate has been steadily falling since 1991. Recent figures indicate that this trend is still continuing and with the current economic climate being positive, it is expected that this trend will continue in future years.

Year Total
1991 2,544
1996 2,060
2001 1,820
2006 1,424

Education

The number of people participating in higher education programs is increasing in all levels of education.

Indicates level of education achieved higher than Year 12 for persons aged 15 years and over

Level of education 1991 1996 2001 2006
Postgraduate Degree 983 1,292 1,621 2,215
Graduate Diploma or Certificate 670 1,035 1,031 1,164
Bachelor Degree 4,607 6,055 7,504 8,910
Advanced Diploma and Diploma 2,870 3,003 2,951 3,321
Certificate III and IV 2,575 2,643 3,556 3,925
Certificate I and II 1,338 1,069 800 409

Religion

10 most common religious affiliations

Type Total Persons
1. No religion 13,602
2. Anglican 10,570
3. Catholic 9,283
4. Uniting Church 1,885
5. Presbyterian and Reformed 898
6. Buddhism 873
7. Eastern Orthodox 810
8. Other Christian 782
9. Other Affiliations 646
10.Baptist 392

Customer Service Centre

16 Elizabeth St, Hobart
Office Hours: Mon–Fri 8.15am–5.15pm
Telephone (03) 6238 2711
Email hcc@hobartcity.com.au

Postal address

Town Hall, Macquarie St
GPO Box 503
Hobart Tasmania 7001