City of Hobart

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City of Hobart
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The City of Hobart (green) and Greater Hobart (teal)
Coordinates 42°52′48″S 147°17′24″E / 42.88000°S 147.29000°E / -42.88000; 147.29000Coordinates: 42°52′48″S 147°17′24″E / 42.88000°S 147.29000°E / -42.88000; 147.29000
Population 48,703 (2011)[1]
 • Density 625.2/km2 (1,619/sq mi)
Established 1852 (1852)[2]
Area 77.9 km2 (30.1 sq mi)
Mayor Sue Hickey
Council seat Hobart
Region Central Hobart
State electorate(s) Denison
Federal Division(s) Denison
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Website City of Hobart
LGAs around City of Hobart:
Glenorchy Glenorchy Clarence
Glenorchy City of Hobart Clarence
Kingborough Kingborough Derwent River

The City of Hobart is a local government area of Tasmania, Australia. It is one of five local government areas covering the metropolitan area of the state capital, Hobart.


Hobart Town Hall

The City of Hobart is governed by the Hobart City Council, consisting of twelve aldermen headed by the Lord Mayor of Hobart. The present Lord Mayor is Sue Hickey. Aldermen are elected every four years.


The Hobart City Council estimates that on weekdays "close to 50% of the population of Greater Hobart would be in the City for working, shopping, education, personal business or leisure purposes".[3]

Major industries by employment:[3]

  • Health and Community Services 17%
  • Retail Trade 13%
  • Property and Business Services 12%
  • Government Administration 12%
  • Education 9%

The City has five major hospitals and fire, police, and emergency service headquarters.[3]


Mount Wellington and the River Derwent are major features of the natural environment of the City of Hobart. 61% of the area is bushland.[3]

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  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hobart (C) (LGA)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2012-09-10. 
  2. ^ Hobart City Council
  3. ^ a b c d Draft City of Hobart Planning Scheme 2009, Hobart City Council
  4. ^ a b Sister Cities. City of Hobart (2006). Retrieved on 24 December 2006.

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