Doing business in Hobart

Located in southern Tasmania, Hobart is the state's capital and provides a wide range of experiences and opportunities for business in the areas of:

  • health care and social assistance
  • public administration and safety
  • education and training
  • accommodation and food services
  • retail
  • professional, scientific and technical services
  • arts and culture
  • property development and construction.

Hobart is the business and commercial centre of Tasmania and the seat of state government. While Hobart's economy is diverse, it is clearly oriented towards the service industries that support public administration and health.

Socioeconomic Profile & Opportunity Assessment Reports

In 2019 the City of Hobart and surrounding councils commissioned the AEC Group P/L to uncover some baseline economic and demographic data to inform strategic decision making at a local government and regional level. Reports of the findings have been designed to enable insights into the economic and social trends of Hobart’s Local Government Area (LGA), surrounding Council’s and the Greater Hobart area. 

The below downloadable reports identify a range of potential opportunities when it comes to the local economy and the roles recommended for each council.  There is a lot of information to read through, including demographics, past economic trends and future potential with regard to key industries, housing, education and employment.  

BRIGHTON SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROFILE & OPPORTUNITY

1. Brighton - Old Beach Foreshore Track.jpg The councils in the Greater Hobart Area (Greater Hobart) of Brighton, Clarence, Glenorchy, Hobart and Kingborough are seeking economic data and analysis to establish a consistent set of baseline data to inform strategic decision making at a local government and regional level. 

The report will be used to understand the economic and social trends of Brighton Local Government Area (LGA) with comparisons to Greater Hobart. The report identifies a range of potential opportunities that exist and the role of each council in developing these opportunities as well as opportunities for councils to collaborate for the economic development of Greater Hobart.

For more information view the report(PDF, 2MB)

CLARENCE SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROFILE & OPPORTUNITY

1. Clarence - Ariel.jpg The councils in the Greater Hobart Area (Greater Hobart) of Brighton, Clarence, Glenorchy, Hobart and Kingborough are seeking economic data and analysis to establish a consistent set of baseline data to inform strategic decision making at a local government and regional level. 
The report will be used to understand the economic and social trends of Clarence Local Government Area (LGA) with comparisons to Greater Hobart. The report identifies a range of potential opportunities that exist and the role of each council in developing these opportunities as well as opportunities for councils to collaborate for the economic development of Greater Hobart.

For more information view the report(PDF, 2MB)

GLENORCHY SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROFILE & OPPORTUNITY

1. Glenorchy - Image Credit Kelvin Ball.JPG The councils in the Greater Hobart Area (Greater Hobart) of Brighton, Clarence, Glenorchy, Hobart and Kingborough are seeking economic data and analysis to establish a consistent set of baseline data to inform strategic decision making at a local government and regional level.

The report will be used to understand the economic and social trends of Glenorchy Local Government Area (LGA) with comparisons to Greater Hobart. The report identifies a range of potential opportunities that exist and the role of each council in developing these opportunities as well as opportunities for councils to collaborate for the economic development of Greater Hobart.

For more information view the report(PDF, 3MB)

GREATER HOBART SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROFILE & OPPORTUNITY

1. CoH_Greater Hobart.jpg The councils of Brighton, Clarence, Glenorchy, Hobart and Kingborough for the purposes of this report are referred to as Greater Hobart. The councils are seeking economic data and analysis to establish a consistent set of baseline data to inform strategic decision making at a local government and regional level.

The report will be used to understand the economic and social trends of each of the Local Government Areas (LGAs) within the Greater Hobart. The report identifies a range of potential opportunities that exist and the role of each council in developing these opportunities as well as opportunities for councils to collaborate for the economic development of Greater Hobart.

For more information view the report(PDF, 3MB)

CITY OF HOBART ECONOMIC PROFILE & OPPORTUNITY

1. CoH_Hobart.jpg The councils in the Greater Hobart Area (Greater Hobart) of Brighton, Clarence, Glenorchy, Hobart and Kingborough are seeking economic data and analysis to establish a consistent set of baseline data to inform strategic decision making at a local government and regional level. 
The report will be used to understand the economic and social trends of Hobart Local Government Area (LGA) with comparisons to Greater Hobart. The report identifies a range of potential opportunities that exist and the role of each council in developing these opportunities as well as opportunities for councils to collaborate for the economic development of Greater Hobart.

For more information view the report(PDF, 3MB)

KINGBOROUGH SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROFILE & OPPORTUNITY

1. Kingston.JPG The councils in the Greater Hobart Area (Greater Hobart) of Brighton, Clarence, Glenorchy, Hobart and Kingborough are seeking economic data and analysis to establish a consistent set of baseline data to inform strategic decision making at a local government and regional level.
 
The report will be used to understand the economic and social trends of Kingborough Local Government Area (LGA) with comparisons to Greater Hobart. The report identifies a range of potential opportunities that exist and the role of each council in developing these opportunities as well as opportunities for councils to collaborate for the economic development of Greater Hobart.

For more information view the report(PDF, 2MB)