Kingborough Council

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Kingborough Council
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Kingborough Council
Coordinates 43°00′36″S 147°13′12″E / 43.01000°S 147.22000°E / -43.01000; 147.22000Coordinates: 43°00′36″S 147°13′12″E / 43.01000°S 147.22000°E / -43.01000; 147.22000
Population 34,171 (2010 est.)[1]
 • Density 47.66/km2 (123.43/sq mi)
Area 717 km2 (276.8 sq mi)
Mayor Steve Wass
Council seat Kingston
Region Kingston and Channel
State electorate(s) Franklin, Denison
Federal Division(s) Franklin, Denison
Website Kingborough Council
LGAs around Kingborough Council:
Glenorchy Hobart Hobart
Huon Valley Kingborough Council Storm Bay
Huon Valley Southern Ocean Southern Ocean

The Kingborough Council or Municipality of Kingborough is a local government area of Tasmania, just to the south of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

It includes the Hobart satellite town of Kingston and its surrounding suburbs, as well as several surrounding towns including Kettering, Margate, and Snug. It also includes the whole of Bruny Island.

Location and features[edit]

The Municipality of Kingborough is situated 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south of Hobart, the capital city of the state of Tasmania.

Kingborough has 336 kilometres (209 mi) of coastline, one of the longest stretches in Tasmania, and covers a total area of 717 square kilometres (277 sq mi). The population is approximately 30,500 and the main towns are Taroona, Kingston, Blackmans Bay, Margate, Snug, Kettering, Woodbridge and Middleton. Since 1993 the Municipality has also included Bruny Island,[2] which lies just off the coast and can be reached by vehicular ferry from Kettering.

Kingborough is essentially residential in nature and has one of the highest growth rates in the State. Demographic data shows that the population in the main urban areas of Kingborough have higher income and home ownership levels, higher percentages of managerial and professional employees and people with tertiary qualifications. Kingston is the major commercial, retail and administrative centre for the Municipality. Local industries include fish processing, aquaculture, tourism, viticulture, boat building, civil engineering as well as the Australian headquarters for Antarctic Research, the Antarctic Division.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2011 Census QuickStats - Kingborough LGA". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2014.  2011 Australian national census.
  2. ^ "Kingborough Today". Municipality of Kingborough. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 

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