Hobart's economic profile

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

Population [i]

Hobart population

50,439

Greater Hobart population

222,356

Tasmania population

509,965

 

Resident population [ii]

Median age

39 years

Median weekly individual income

$718

 

Rates [iii]

Total number of rateable properties

24,297

Number of residential rateable properties

20,926

 

Business [iv]

Number of businesses in Hobart

5,980

 

Working population [v]

Number of people who work in Hobart

51,337

 

Tourism [vi]

Total visitors to Tasmania

1,236,400

Number of visitors to Hobart

894,277

Average stay in Hobart

4.3 nights

Average spend per person

$1,734

Cruise ship passengers and crew to Hobart (in addition to visitor numbers above) [vii]

143,989



Education

Number of students studying in Hobart [viii]

33,266

Number of international students [ix]

5,202

 

Notes

[i] ABS 2016 Census of Population and Housing: Basic Community Profile (Hobart LGA, Greater Hobart, Tasmania). 

[ii] ABS 2016 Census of Population and Housing: Basic Community Profile (Hobart LGA, Greater Hobart, Tasmania).

[iii] City of Hobart Property & Rating and Office of Valuer-General, November 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 2016 Census of Population and Housing: Basic Community Profile (Hobart LGA).

[vi] Tourism Tasmania, Tasmanian Visitor Survey, year ending December 2016. References to Hobart are the Hobart Local Government Area.

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

[viii] City of Hobart Research, 2009.

[ix] Government Education Training International (Tasmanian Government) 2017.