Hobart Population 2024

Hobart is Tasmania’s state capital city.  Hobart has an estimated population of over 250,000 people, which accounts for 0.93% of Australian population. About 40 percent of Tasmania people lives in Hobart.  After Sydney in New South Wales, Hobart is the second oldest city in Australia. The size of Hobart is 1,695.5 km².

Based on our research, Hobart population will reach 271,675 by the end of June of 2024. We use end of June each year due to Australia Bureau Statistics always follow Australia financial year when they published the data. The calculation is based on the average growth rate of 2.37% over last 12 years since 2011. We believe using the recent years’ figures (see the table in next section) will make the estimation more accurate.

Population Growth of Hobart

Looking back last twelve years Hobart’s population, the grow rate is fairly unpredictable ranging from 0.01% to 6.04%, adding around 27 to 12,416 people each year to the overall population. Hobart’s population is continuing its slow but steady climb upwards caused by almost entirely by people moving to Greater Hobart.

Year Population Growth Rate
2011 200,501 n/a
2012 205,557 2.52%
2013 217,973 6.04%
2014 218,000 0.01%
2015 221,000 1.38%
2016 226,464 2.47%
2017 229,930 1.53%
2018 234,930 2.17%
2019 240,342 2.30%
2020 246,970 2.76%
2021 253,180 2.51%
2022 259,230 2.39%
2023 265,380 2.37%


Demography of Hobart

According to Australia census, approximately 17.9% of greater Hobart’s residents were born overseas, commonly the United Kingdom, New Zealand and China. The top five ancestries for people in Hobart are: Australian, English, Irish, Scottish and German. The top five languages (other than English) spoken in Hobart are: Mandarin, German, Italian, Greek and Dutch. The top five countries of birth for people in Hobart are: England, New Zealand, Scotland, Netherlands and Germany.

The religious makeup of is: 58.6% of inhabitants indicated a Christian religion. Real religious affiliations are Anglican 26.2%, Catholic of 20.3%, Uniting Church 3.4% and Presbyterian and reformed consisting 1.9%.

From the occupation prospective, most normal occupations are Professionals 21.6%, Clerical and Administrative Workers around 16.1%, Technicians and Trades Workers comprising of 13.8%, Managers 11.5% and Community and Personal Service Workers 10.6%.

Population Density of Hobart

Hobart population density is 124 people per square kilometer, which is ranking the second least populated capital city after Darwin in Australia. This is due to the large size and small population compared with other cities, but it is still around 3 times the population density of Darwin.

Position City Population density
1 Melbourne 453/km2
2 Adelaide 404.205/km2
3 Sydney 400/km2
4 Perth 317.736/km2
5 Canberra 173.3/km²
6 Brisbane 145/km2
7 Hobart 124.8/km2
8 Darwin 44.976/km2


Facts About Hobart

  1. Hobart has the nation’s second-lowest rainfall (626 mm or 24 inches) of all Australian capital cities.
  2. Hobart is named after Robert Hobart, the British Secretary of State for War and the Colonies at the time period of it’s settlement in the year 1804.
  3. The average summer temperature is a comfortable 21°C (70°F). Winter’s average is 12°C (52° F).
  4. From Hobart’s port, the next stop is Antarctica. Tasmania is one of the most southerly habitable Islands and equals the size of West Virginia. It is located about 240 miles off the coast of Mainland Australia.
  5. Hobart is internationally famous among the yachting community as the finish of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race which starts in Sydney on Boxing Day (the day after Christmas Day).
  6. Hobart was founded in 1803 as a penal colony. Today it is a busy seaport, and is the home port of Antarctic expeditions.
  7. The Hobart Theatre Royal (1836) is the oldest major theater in Australia.
  8. Annually, Hobart receives 40.8 clear days. Compared to other major Australian cities, Hobart has the fewest daily average hours of sunshine, with 5.9 hours per day.


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