Tas overtakes NT in population growth
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ABS has released population data for the year to 30 June 2016.
The ABS estimate that Tasmania's population increased by 2,471 persons or 0.5 per cent over 2015-2016. The majority of this population growth was in Greater Hobart that grew by 0.8 per cent over the year and the rest of Tasmania grew by 0.2 per cent. Nationally, population growth for 2015-2016 was estimated to be 1.4 per cent.
As at 30 June 2016, Tasmania’s population was 519,063 persons, with 222,802 residing in Greater Hobart and 296,261 in the rest of Tasmania.
Over the 2015-2016 period, Tasmania had the same population growth rate as South Australia and had higher growth than the Northern Territory.
To view the original ABS data release click here.