World Population

Hobart Population 2024

Hobart is the capital of the Australian island state of Tasmania, located on the stream of the River Derwent in the south-east. Hobart population in 2024 is estimated to be 254,504, covers city area of 1,695.5 sq km (654.6 sq mi), and most populous city Tasmania province, and seventh populous city of Australia. Greater Hobart is the metropolitan area of the City of Hobart, Almost half of the population are Tasmanians. Founded in 1804 as a British penal colony, Hobart is the financial and administrative hub of Tasmania. Hobart is Australia's second oldest capital city after Sydney.

Estimated resident population2020238,83425,697,298
Working age population (aged 15-64 years) (%)20196465.4
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population201610,323798,365
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Speakers(%)2016110
Persons born overseas201630,5776,149,388
Children enrolled in preschool20192,223135,301
Age pension201926,9602,533,359
Median total income ($)201847,77049,805
Total number of businesses202017,5682,422,404
Number of jobs2018179,41819,563,645
Taxpayers who report having private health insurance201882,2208,124,494
Total Passenger vehicles2020156,50914,679,246
Land area (ha)2020169,536768,812,632

Hobart Population Ranking & Density

The Population density of Hobart is 141 persons per sq km. The median age of male is 38 and female is 41 in 2019. Total 150,668 are Working force of Hobart city. Hobart population in 2023 is estimated to be 253,241, population in 2022 is estimated to be 252,031, Population of Hobart in 2021 is estimated to be 251,047.

Total Population223,502225,913229,260232,691236,224238,834
Population density (persons/sq km)132133135137139141
Median age - males (years)3838383838-
Median age - females (years)4141414141-
Median age - persons (years)4040404040-
Working age population (aged 15-64 years)144,575145,309146,843148,758150,668-
Working age population (aged 15-64 years) (%)6564646464-

Births and Fertility

Total Births in Hobart is estimated to be 717 in 2019 and Fertility rate is 1.78 which is decreased from 1.91 in 2016 census.

Births2,6082,7682,5642,5352 717
Total fertility rate1.911.91.831.781.72
Standardised death rate (per 1000 population)

Immigration to Hobart

According to 2020 Census, 2,113 is the Net Overseas migration, out of these 4,045 are Overseas arrivals and 1,932 are departures. -435 people are net internal migration, out of these 7,205 are internal arrivals and 7,640 are departures.

Internal arrivals7,7018,6908,6587,205
Internal departures6,4307,4227,6727,640
Net internal migration1,2711,268986-435
Overseas arrivals2,8963,1503,6204,045
Overseas departures1,4971,5131,7701,932
Net overseas migration1,3991,6371,8502,113

Overseas Born

6.8 percent of the Overseas population are born in Europe, 1.3% are born in South East Asia, 0.7% are born in Central Asia, 0.8% are born in Africa and 8.8% are born in Americas.

Overseas norn/YearPercent (2011)Percent (2016)
Oceania and Antarctica (excluding Australia)1.11
North-West Europe6.15.6
Southern and Eastern Europe1.21
North Africa and the Middle East0.40.5
South-East Asia1.11.3
North-East Asia1.11.6
Southern and Central Asia0.71.2
Sub-Saharan Africa0.80.8
Total born overseas13.213.8

Australian citizenship

88.4% of the Hobart population are Australian Citizen, 5.2% are not a citizen and 6.3% are not stated according to 2016 Australian Bureau Statistics.

Citizenship/YearPercent (2011)Percent (2016)
Australian citizen (%)90.188.4
Not an Australian citizen (%)4.85.2
Australian citizenship - not stated (%)5.16.3

Income levels in Hobart

Personal income2015201620172018
Employee income earners109,712110,477114,304117,223
Employee income earners - median age (years)40404039
Total employee income ($)5,6285,8136,0866,400
Median employee income ($)45,42046,80047,23048,423
Mean employee income ($)51,29852,62153,24154,597
According to 2018 census estimates, 117,223 are total employee income earners, Median employee income is $48,423. 30.8% earn below $500, 26.1% of the population earn between $500 to $1000, 22.6% earn personal income between $1000 to $2000 per week, 5.6% earn more than $2000 per week.
Personal earningsPercent (2016)
$1-$499 per week30.8
$500-$999 per week26.1
$1000-$1999 per week22.6
$2000-$2999 per week3.7
$3000 or more per week1.9
Nil income6.7
Negative income0.3
Not stated7.8


46.4% of Hobart population are with High school education of 12 grade increased from 43.1% of 2011 census, followed by 25.9% are 10 grade and 8.4% are studied upto 11th grade.

High School EducationPercent (2011)Percent (2016)
12 or equivalent43.146.4
11 or equivalent8.68.4
10 or equivalent27.625.9
9 or equivalent7.56.7
8 or below54.1
Did not go to school0.40.5
Not stated7.78
Higher EducationPercent (2011)Percent (2016)
Non-school qualifications54.958.6
Postgraduate degree3.54.7
Graduate diploma/graduate certificate22.4
Bachelor degree13.214.1
Advanced diploma/diploma7.17.9
Inadequately described10.29.8

Marital Staus

According to 2016 census stats, Social marital status & registered marital status of persons aged 15 years and over.

Social Marital Status20112016
Registered marriage70,46670,238
De facto marriage18,35820,560
Not married65,44269,548
Married (%)45.244.1
Never married (%)35.336.3
Widowed (%)6.36
Divorced (%)9.910.2
Separated (%)3.23.3

Religion wise Hobart Population

According to 2016 ABS Census, 47.3% are the most followed religion of Christianity, followed by Buddhism with 0.9%, Islam with 0.7%, Hinduism with 0.7%, Judaism with 0.1% and 40.3% are with no religion beliefs and 9.3% are not stated.

ReligionPercent (2011)Percent (2016)
Hinduism 0.40.7
Other religions0.50.5
Other spiritual beliefs0.90.2
No religion, secular beliefs29.440.3
Not stated8.69.3

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