Roger Jaensch,Minister for State Growth
Tasmania’s population grew by 3,237 in 2020, bringing the total number of Tasmanians to 541,506 according to the latest ABS data for the year ending December 2020.
The data also shows there were 5,780 births in Tasmania during the year and our annual growth rate of 0.6 per cent was higher than national growth.
These statistics confirm what many of us already know – that Tasmania is a great place to live, work and raise a family with one of the strongest performing economies in the country.
In early 2014, Tasmania had one of the lowest growth rates in Australia and trends evident at that time indicated Tasmania’s population would be in decline by 2050.
The Government committed to reverse this trend, setting a bold and ambitious target to increase the State’s population to 650,000 by 2050.
Pleasingly, continued growth in our population places us very well to achieve our population target.