Population of Tasmania 2022 Statistics

Tasmania is, also known as TAS, is home to the three lowest populations of Australia, following the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory. The capital of the state is Hobart.

Hobart is home to an estimated more than 211,000 residents. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 4 percent of Tasmania’s total population.

Tasmania’s territory is 68,401 sq km which makes it the smallest state. It is just 0.9 percent of the total land area in Australia.

Based on our study, Tasmania’s population will increase to 526,386 by the month of 2022. We calculate the number of people in the state by the end of June each year because the Australian Bureau of Statistics always adheres to Australia’s financial year when they release the figures.

This calculation was based upon the average growth rate of 0.28 percent over the last ten years, starting in 2011. We believe that using the latest year’s figures (see this table in the following section) will help to make the calculation more precise.

Population Growth of Tasmania

If we look back at the last ten years of Tasmania’s population growth, the rate is relatively low, between 0.13 percent to 1.08 percent, which adds around 666 to 5,500 persons each year to the total population.

Tasmania’s population experienced negative growth in 2012. In all states, TAS’s growth rate is less than the average for Australia.

Growth Rate

Demography of Tasmania

According to the Australian census data, 50 percent of Tasmanians are males and 51 percent female.

The top five ancestral ancestries of Tasmanians Tasmania include Australian, English, Irish, Scottish, and German.

The five most popular languages spoken in Tasmania include Mandarin, German, Italian, Greek, and Dutch.

The top five birth countries for those living in Tasmania include England, New Zealand, Scotland, Netherlands, and Germany.

The composition of the Tasmanian church includes: 28.6% No religion, 26.0% Anglican, 17.9 percentage Catholic, 9.0% Religious affiliation is not defined, 4.8% Uniting Church, 2.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.4% Christian, 1.7 1.7% Baptist, 1.0% Pentecostal, 0.8% Other religious affiliation .

Population Density of Tasmania

Tasmania Population density in Tasmania stands at 7.24 people per square kilometer, ranking as the four most populous state in Australia.

Tasmania’s population density is quite similar to that of New South Wales, which may be a bit shocking considering how dense Sydney is.

PositionStatePopulation Density
1Australian Capital Territory151.49
3New South Wales8.64
6South Australia1.62
7Western Australia0.89
8Northern Territory0.16

Occupations and Industries

The most popular occupations for people who live in Tasmania include 18.5 percent professionals, 14.8% Technicians & tradespeople, 13.8 percent Clerical and administrative employees, 12.4% Managers, 11.3 percent laborers, 11.1% Community & personal service workers, 9.7 Sales employees, 6.7% Machinery operators, and drivers 1.5% occupations that are not correctly identified/ not specified.

The primary industries that Tasmanians who are from Tasmania have to work within are 12.0 percent Health Social and care, 11.3% Retail trade, 9.0% Public administration and safety, 9.0% Education and training, 8.7% Manufacturing, 7.6 construction, 7.3 Food and accommodation services. 4.8 percent Agriculture and fishing and forestry 4.7 Scientific and professional services.

Facts About Tasmania

  1. Tasmania is the only Australian state with an island.
  2. Tasmania is sometimes called the ‘Holiday Isle,’ or the “Apple Isle. “
  3. Five convict sites in Tasmania, including Port Arthur, are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
  4. 1997 witnessed Tasmania becoming the only Australian state to officially apologize towards the Aboriginal community for actions relating to the stolen generation’.
  5. Tasmania is comparable to Sri Lanka, the Republic of Ireland, or Sri Lanka.
  6. Tasmania was the first state in Australia that did not criminalize homosexuality. Before 1997, the penalty for homosexuality could be jail time between 25 years.
  7. Tasmania was initially called Van Diemen’s Land and was established in 1803 by the British as a penal colony beginning in 1803. Tasmania was given the name Tasmania after the convict transport stopped in 1853.
  8. Tasmania’s lower chamber was the first chamber in an Australian legislature to pass legislation to allow same-sex marriage.


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