Legana tops in ABS growth stats

Legana is the fastest growing region in the state, while more than 58 per cent of Tasmanians live outside the capital city.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics today released its Regional Population Growth figures for 2013.

The figures show that Legana's population grew by 110 - a jump of 2.7 per cent - to 4000 people.

Latrobe (4600) was the second fastest growing region with an extra 100 people (2.2 per cent).

The largest growth region in the state was Hobart, which grew by 1100 people, followed by Launceston and North-East (80) and the South-East (50).

The population of West and North-West fell by 120 people. 

Of all the states and territories, Tasmania had the highest proportion of its population residing outside of the Greater Capital City at 58 per cent as at June 2013. The national average for people living in a capital city in Australia is 66 per cent.

Summerhill-Prospect and Kings Meadows-PUnchbowl were the equal second highest growing regions, both growing by 70 people.

Kings Meadows-Punchbowl and Summerhill-Prospect also had fast growth, up by 1.6 per cent and 1.5 per cent respectively. The largest decline was in Newnham-Mayfield (down by 50 people), and the fastest decline was in Invermay (down by 1.2 per cent).


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