City of Hobart

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City of Hobart
Tasmania
A map showing the Hobart City LGA in Tasmania
Hobart City LGA in Tasmania
Hobart City Flag.png
Flag of the City of Hobart
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 50,439 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 651/km2 (1,690/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
Coat of Arms of the 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 city's 200,000 population. With over 50,000 people,[1] 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.[3]

Government[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 present Lord Mayor is Sue Hickey. Aldermen are elected every four years.

Name Position[4] Party affiliation
Sue Hickey Lord Mayor/Alderman   Independent
Ron Christie Deputy Lord Mayor/Alderman   Independent
Marti Zucco Alderman   Independent
Jeff Briscoe Alderman   Independent
Eva Ruzicka Alderman   Independent
Peter Sexton Alderman   Independent
Helen Burnet Alderman   Greens Party
Phillip Cocker Alderman   Greens Party
Damon Thomas Alderman   Independent
Bill Harvey Alderman   Greens Party
Anna Reynolds Alderman   Greens Party
Tanya Denison Alderman   Independent

Economy[edit]

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".[5]

Major industries by employment:[5]

  • 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.[5]

Environment[edit]

Mount Wellington and the River Derwent are major features of the natural environment of the City of Hobart. 61% of the area is bushland.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Selected historical census data for City of Hobart local government area
Census year 2001[6] 2006[7] 2011[8] 2016[1]
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
Ancestry,
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%
Language,
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 Seperate 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%

Sister cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Hobart (C)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 November 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Hobart City Council
  3. ^ "About Council". hobartcity.com.au. Hobart City Council. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Alderman - Hobart City". hobartcity.com.au. Hobart City Council. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c d Draft City of Hobart Planning Scheme 2009 Archived 2009-10-20 at the Wayback Machine., Hobart City Council
  6. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "City of Hobart (C)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 December 2017. 
  7. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "City of Hobart (C)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 December 2017. 
  8. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "City of Hobart (C)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 December 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  9. ^ a b Sister Cities[permanent dead link]. City of Hobart (2006). Retrieved on 24 December 2006.

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