City of Hobart
|City of Hobart
The City of Hobart (green) and Greater Hobart (teal)
Coat of Arms of the City of Hobart
|• Density||625.2/km2 (1,619/sq mi)|
|Area||77.9 km2 (30.1 sq mi)|
|Website||City of Hobart|
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 but covers only a small section of the cities 200,000 population. With 48,703 people it is the third most populated council in Tasmania. The present municipal council was created in 1852 by act of parliament, and the city mayor raised to Lord Mayor in 1934.
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.
|Sue Hickey||Lord Mayor/Alderman||Independent|
|Ron Christie||Deputy Lord Mayor/Alderman||Independent|
|Helen Burnet||Alderman||Greens Party|
|Phillip Cocker||Alderman||Greens Party|
|Anna Reynolds||Alderman||Greens Party|
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".
Major industries by employment:
- 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.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hobart (C) (LGA)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2012-09-10.
- Hobart City Council
- "About Council". hobartcity.com.au. Hobart City Council. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
- "Alderman - Hobart City". hobartcity.com.au. Hobart City Council. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
- Draft City of Hobart Planning Scheme 2009, Hobart City Council
- Sister Cities. City of Hobart (2006). Retrieved on 24 December 2006.