City of Hobart

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Hobart City Council
City of Hobart Flag.svg
Flag of the City of Hobart
Map showing the Hobart local government area.
Coordinates42°53′52″S 147°17′16″E / 42.8978°S 147.2877°E / -42.8978; 147.2877Coordinates: 42°53′52″S 147°17′16″E / 42.8978°S 147.2877°E / -42.8978; 147.2877
Population53,684 (2018)[1]
 • Density689.1/km2 (1,784.9/sq mi)
Established1 January 1852
Area77.9 km2 (30.1 sq mi)[1]
MayorAnna Reynolds
Council seatHobart
RegionCentral Hobart
State electorate(s)Clark
Federal division(s)Clark
City of Hobart Logo Transparent.png
WebsiteHobart City Council
LGAs around Hobart City Council:
Glenorchy Glenorchy Clarence
Glenorchy Hobart City Council Clarence
Kingborough Kingborough Derwent River
Map showing Hobart City LGA in Tasmania

Hobart City Council (or City of Hobart) is a local government body in Tasmania, covering the central metropolitan area of the state capital, Hobart. The Hobart local government area has a population of 53,684[1] and includes the suburbs of West Hobart, Lenah Valley, Mount Stuart, South Hobart, New Town, Sandy Bay and most of Fern Tree, North Hobart and Mount Nelson .

History and attributes[edit]

The present city council was created in 1852 by act of parliament, and the city mayor raised to Lord Mayor in 1934.[2][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.[4]

Sister cities[edit]


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 current Lord Mayor is Anna Reynolds, after winning the 2018 Council Election. Aldermen are elected every four years.

Name Position[6] Party affiliation
Anna Reynolds Lord Mayor/Councillor Independent
Helen Burnet Deputy Lord Mayor/Councillor Tasmanian Greens
Simon Behrakis Alderman Tasmanian Liberals
Jax Fox Councillor Independent
Marti Zucco Alderman Independent
Will Coats Councillor Tasmanian Liberals
Mike Dutta Councillor Independent
Bill Harvey Councillor Tasmanian Greens
Jeff Briscoe Alderman Independent
Peter Sexton Alderman Independent
Damon Thomas Alderman Independent
Zelinda Sherlock Councillor Independent


Hobart suburbs[edit]

Battery PointDynnyrneFern TreeGlebeHobart city centreLenah ValleyMount NelsonMount StuartNew TownNorth HobartRidgewaySandy BaySouth HobartTolmans HillWest Hobart

Other localities[edit]

KingstonNeikaQueens DomainWellington ParkWest Moonah


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".[4]

Major industries by employment:[4]

  • 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.[4]


Hobart is classified as an urban capital city (UCC) under the Australian Classification of Local Governments.[7]

Selected historical census data for City of Hobart local government area
Census year 2001[8] 2006[9] 2011[10] 2016[11]
Population Estimated residents on census night 46,622 47,700 48,703 50,439
LGA rank in terms of size within Tasmania 3rd Steady 3rd Steady 3rd
% of Tasmania population 10.25% Decrease 10.01% Decrease 9.83% Increase 9.89%
% of Australian population 0.25% Increase 0.24% Increase 0.23% Decrease 0.22%
Cultural and language diversity
top responses
English 29.6% Decrease 29.4%
Australian 26.6% Decrease 23.7%
Irish 9.1% Increase 9.7%
Scottish 7.8% Increase 8.3%
Chinese 3.2% Increase 4.4%
top responses
(other than English)
Mandarin 0.7% Increase 1.5% Increase 2.3% Increase 4.0%
Cantonese 0.6% Increase 0.7% Steady 0.7% Increase 0.8%
Italian 1.0% Decrease 0.9% Decrease 0.8% Decrease 0.7%
Greek 1.1% Steady 1.1% Decrease 1.0% Decrease 0.9%
German 0.5% Increase 0.6% Steady 0.6%
Arabic 0.8%
Religious affiliation
Religious affiliation,
top responses
Anglican 25.8% Decrease 22.2% Decrease 18.7% Decrease 13.7%
No religion 23.5% Increase 28.5% Increase 37.5% Increase 46.4%
Catholic 20.7% Decrease 19.5% Decrease 17.7% Decrease 14.2%
Uniting 4.6% Decrease 4.0% Decrease 3.0% Decrease 2.1%
Presbyterian 2.2% Decrease 1.9%
Buddhism 1.9%
Median weekly incomes
Personal income Median weekly personal income A$526 A$641 A$718
% of Australian median income 112.9% 111.1% 108.5%
Family income Median weekly family income A$1380 A$1782 A$2023
% of Australian median income 117.9% 120.3% 116.7%
Household income Median weekly household income A$1036 A$1260 A$1439
% of Australian median income 100.9% 102.1% 100.0%
Dwelling structure
Dwelling type Separate house 67.1% Increase 68.7% Decrease 68.3% Increase 68.6%
Semi-detached, terrace or townhouse 9.3% 10.6%Increase  Increase 10.8% Steady 10.8%
Flat or apartment 22.1% Decrease 19.9% Increase 20.0% Decrease 19.7%

Coat of arms[edit]

Coat of arms of the City of Hobart

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18: Population Estimates by Local Government Area (ASGS 2018), 2017 to 2018". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019. Estimated resident population, 30 June 2018.
  2. ^ "About Council". Hobart City Council. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Agency Details: Hobart City Council". Tasmanian Government. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d Draft City of Hobart Planning Scheme 2009 Archived 2009-10-20 at the Wayback Machine, Hobart City Council
  5. ^ a b "Hobart's International Relationships". City of Hobart. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Current Elected Members". Hobart City Council. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  7. ^ "Local government national report 2014-2015". Australian Government. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  8. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "City of Hobart (C)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  9. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "City of Hobart (C)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  10. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "City of Hobart (C)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 December 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  11. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Hobart (C)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata

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