Flinders Council spends the most, on average, in the state per rate paying property at $8818 to provide services and infrastructure to its municipality, according to the latest data.
Operating costs per rateable property in the municipality increased by 176.8 per cent between 2009/10 and 2018/19, from $3186 to $8818.
This compares to the lowest, on average, at $1692 for Tasman Council and the average across all of Tasmania's 29 municipalities at $2889 per rate paying property.
The data is part of the latest local government rates snapshot that looks at the 2018/19 financial year.
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From the findings, the report said for councils with a population less than 10,000 - such as Flinders - operating costs per rateable property increased as they became smaller and more rural.
However, on average, rate revenue was the lowest at Flinders and only made up 21 per cent of its operating revenue.
Local Government Minister Mark Shelton said the report analysed key performance indicators to compare rates across councils.
"Regular performance reporting help councils 'benchmark' their own performance and identify focus areas for improvement as part of their ongoing strategic planning processes," he said.
The average cost of rates across the state's 29 municipalities in 2018/19 was $1606. The highest of all council's on average was Hobart City Council at $3471.
For the urban medium council category, with between 30,000-70,000 people, Glenorchy City Council had the biggest average rate rise in the category, 94.4 per cent.
Compared to the City of Launceston council's average rise by 30.2 per cent from $1605 in 2009/10 to $2089 in 2018/19.
The largest average rate increase in the urban small councils, with up to 30,000 people, went to the West Tamar Council. As in 09/10 the average was $1082 and rose by 45.3 per cent to $1572 in 18/19.
For the rural agricultural councils with populations between 10,000-20,000 people, the Huon Valley Council had the largest average rate rise with a 58.1 per cent increase.
Whereas the Northern Midlands Council's average rates rose by 51.8 per cent from $1014 in 09/10 to $1540 in 18/19 and the Meander Valley Council's rose by 34.5 per cent from $927 to $1247 over the same period.
The Southern Highlands Council had the largest average rate increase in the rural agricultural council with populations between 5000 and 10,000, with a 59.3 per cent rise.
Compared to the Break O'Day Council's 55 per cent increase, with the average rates in 09/10 at $929 rising to $1440 in 18/19. In the same period, the George Town Council's average rose by 42 per cent from $1326 to $1883 and the Dorset Council's rose by 31.5 per cent from $1052 to $1383.
In the small and medium rural agricultural councils, with under 5000 people, the Tasman Council had the largest average rate rise with 63.3 per cent.
In this category, Flinders rose by 58.2 per cent, as it was $820 in 09/10 and $1296 in 18/19 and the Glamorgan Spring Bay Council's rose by 33.8 per cent from $966 to $1293.
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