Tasmanian first home buyers fired up in the past year, increasing their activity, average home loan sizes and share of the property market.
Tasmania had 1935 first home buyers in the year to June, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
That was up from 1706 in the previous year.
First home buyers increased their share of Tasmanian housing finance commitments from 13.9 per cent to 15.2 per cent, while their average new home loan size increased from $254,000 in the previous year to $270,000.
The average loan size for non-first home buyers went from $251,000 to $263,000.
Building and Construction Minister Elise Archer said Tasmania remained a great place to buy a first home.
"In 2018-19, 1935 Tasmanians bought their first home, which is 13.4 per cent more than the previous year, making Tasmania the strongest state for growth in lending to first home buyers," Ms Archer said.
She said Tasmania had 1309 finance commitments for construction of owner-occupied dwellings in 2018-19.
"This is 11 per cent higher than the previous year and the highest growth rate in the nation as more Tasmanians embark on their dreams of building their own home," she said.
"The recently published HIA Housing Scorecard also confirmed Tasmania has seen the biggest improvement in the nation in terms of building conditions, and now sits second only to Victoria in favourable residential building conditions."
The ABS estimated the number of new home loans in Tasmania had declined for nine consecutive months after hitting a recent peak in September last year.
The recent decline followed a period of strong growth.