Local government areas of Tasmania

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Map of local government areas of Tasmania

Local government areas (LGAs) in the Australian state of Tasmania describes the 29 organisations and processes by which towns and districts can manage their own affairs. The LGAs are grouped by region.

This article also includes lists of towns, suburbs and localities of Tasmania.

Local government areas[edit]

Local government area Principal town Land area[1] Population[2]
(2011 census)
Density Region
km² sq mi
Break O'Day St Helens 3,525.8 1,361 6,194 1.8 North-east
Brighton Brighton 171.3 66 15,460 90.3 Hobart
Central Coast Ulverstone 933.1 360 21,355 22.9 North-west and west coast
Central Highlands Hamilton 7,982.4 3,082 2,262 0.3 Central
Circular Head Smithton 4,897.7 1,891 7,977 1.6 North-west and west coast
Burnie, City of Burnie 611.0 236 19,329 31.6 North-west and west coast
Clarence, City of Rosny Park 378.0 146 51,852 137.2 Hobart
Devonport, City of Devonport 111.3 43 24,615 221.2 North-west and west coast
Glenorchy, City of Glenorchy 121.1 47 44,656 368.8 Hobart
Hobart, City of Hobart 77.9 30 48,703 625.2 Hobart
Launceston, City of Launceston 1,413.6 546 64,193 45.4 Launceston
Derwent Valley New Norfolk 4,108.1 1,586 9,704 2.4 South-east
Dorset Scottsdale 3,227.6 1,246 6,827 2.1 North-east
Flinders Whitemark 1,996.6 771 776 0.4 North-east
George Town George Town 653.4 252 6,636 10.2 Launceston
Glamorgan Spring Bay Triabunna 2,591.4 1,001 4,190 1.6 South-east
Huon Valley Huonville 5,507.4 2,126 15,140 2.7 South-east
Kentish Sheffield 1,156 446 6,086 5.3 North-west and west coast
King Island Currie 1,095.8 423 1,566 1.4 North-west and west coast
Kingborough Kingston 720.1 278 33,893 47.1 Hobart
Latrobe Latrobe 600.5 232 9,833 16.4 North-west and west coast
Meander Valley Westbury 3,330.3 1,286 18,888 5.7 Launceston
Northern Midlands Longford 5,136.5 1,983 12,228 2.4 Central
Sorell Sorell 583.7 225 13,194 22.6 South-east
Southern Midlands Oatlands 2,615.4 1,010 6,049 2.3 Central
Tasman Nubeena 660.5 255 2,355 3.6 South-east
Waratah-Wynyard Wynyard 3,531.0 1,363 13,708 3.9 North-west and west coast
West Coast Zeehan 9,589.8 3,703 4,678 0.5 North-west and west coast
West Tamar Beaconsfield 691.1 267 21,817 31.6 Launceston
Tasmania Hobart 68,018.2 26,262 495,354 7.3  

Current local government areas by region[edit]

Hobart area councils[edit]

Greater Hobart contains six LGAs:

South-east area councils[edit]

The south-east area councils contains four LGAs:

North-east area councils[edit]

The north-east area councils contain three LGAs:

Launceston area councils[edit]

The Launceston area councils contain four LGAs:

North-west and west coast councils[edit]

The north-west and west coast councils contain nine LGAs:

Central councils[edit]

The Central councils contain three LGAs:

Former LGAs[edit]

Tasmania has had a large amount of former LGAs. In 1907, 149 LGAs were reduced by mergers and amalgamation to 53 LGAs. By the time of a large scale overhaul in 1993, 46 LGAs were reduced to 29 LGAs.[3] Therefore, the list below is incomplete:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ missing land area figures taken from web pages of respective local government area
  2. ^ http://www.abs.gov.au/census Australian Bureau of Statistics: 2011 Census of Population and Housing
  3. ^ "Is Amalgamation a 'Silver Bullet'?" (PDF). lgat.tas.gov.au. Australia: Centre for Local Government, University of New England. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "1971 census" (PDF). auststats.abs.gov.au. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Agency Details – FINGAL MUNICIPAL COUNCIL". search.archives.tas.gov.au. LINC Tasmania. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Your Council – Northern Midlands". northernmidlands.tas.gov.au. Northern Midlands Council. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "CENSUS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA. 30th June, 1947. CENSUS BULLETIN No. (C.S. No. 760.) 7735. Population in Local Government· Areas," (PDF). ausstats.abs.gov.au. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Agency Details ULVERSTONE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL". archives.tas.gov.au. LINC Tasmania. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "CENSUS 30th June, 1954 – P ART I. – ANALYSIS OF POPULATION IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS" (PDF). ausstats.abs.gov.au. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "CENSUS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 4TH APRIL, 1921. TASMANIA" (PDF). ausstats.abs.gov.au. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "CENSUS OF THE C()MMONWEAL TH OF AUSTRAUA TAKEN FOR THE NIGHT BETWEEN THE 2nd and 3rd APRIL, 1911." (PDF). ausstats.abs.gov.au. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 

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