Hobart's economic profile

The following data provides a snapshot of key characteristics of Hobart, including resident population, demographics, working population, employment, business, housing, office accommodation, education and tourism.

Note: a large proportion of the data below is sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics census that occurs every five years. The results from the 2016 census are due for release this year.

Population [i]

Hobart population

48,703

Greater Hobart population

211,656

Tasmania population

495,354

 

Resident population [ii]

Median age

38 years

Median weekly individual income

$641

 

Rates [iii]

Number of rateable properties

24,158

Number of residential rateable properties

20,802

 

Business [iv]

Number of businesses in Hobart

5980

 

Working population [v]

Number of people who work in Hobart

46,100

 

Tourism [vi]

Total visitors to Tasmania

1,236,400

Number of visitors to Hobart

894,277

Average stay in the Hobart local government area

4.3nights

Average spend per person

$1,734

Cruise ship passengers and crew [vii]

143,989



Education [viii]

Number of students studying in Hobart

33,266

Number of international students

3212

 

Notes

[i] ABS 2011 Census of Population and Housing: Basic Community Profile (Hobart LGA, Greater Hobart, Tasmania).  Catalogue 2001.0.  Table B01A.

[ii] ABS 2011 Census of Population and Housing: Basic Community Profile (Hobart LGA, Greater Hobart, Tasmania). Catalogue 2001.0. Table B01A.

[iii] City of Hobart Property & Rating and Office of Valuer-General, 2017.

[iv] [i] ABS Counts of Australian Businesses, June 2016 – data set 8165.0  http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/8165.0

[v] ABS 2011 Census of Population and Housing: Basic Community Profile (Hobart LGA). Catalogue 2001.0. Table B42.

[vi] Tourism Tasmania, Tasmanian Visitor Survey, year ending December 2016.

[vii] Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre Cruise Ship Arrival / Departure Schedule 2016/2017 season

[viii] City of Hobart Research, 2009.