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Rental Properties and Median Rent by Tasmanian Local Government Area

Residential Rental Properties by Local Government Area (ABS Census 2011)

Local Government Area Percentage of all residences rented Rental Properties in Area
Hobart City 34.6 6795
King Island 33.6 228
Launceston City 32.9 8375
Brighton 32.4 1730
Flinders 31.8 110
Glenorchy City 31.6 5780
Burnie City 31.2 2379
George Town 30.8 802
Devonport City 30.7 2992
Australia 29.6
West Coast 28.5 551
Tasmania 26.4 50956
Circular Head 25.2 750
Waratah – Wynyard 24.1 1295
Glamorgan – Spring Bay 24.1 414
Latrobe 23.6 892
Central Highlands 22.8 207
Break O’Day 22.8 590
Derwent Valley 22.8 836
Northern Midlands 22.6 1071
Dorset 22.5 606
Central Coast 22.0 1819
Clarence City 21.7 4297
Kingborough 20.3 2563
Meander Valley 19.9 1456
Sorell 19.1 979
West Tamar 18.1 1499
Huon Valley 18.0 1046
Tasman 17.9 170
Kentish 16.2 363
Southern Midlands 16.0 360

Median Rent by Local Government Area

Most people would expect the Hobart City Council area to have to highest median rents, but with more units and more one and two bedroom properties than the average Tasmanian local council area, Hobart City has cheaper rent at $260 than Kingborough that tops out the list at $275.   Kingborough Council takes in Kingston, Taroona, the Channel and Bruny Island and has a similar profile of housing to the Tasmanian average with nearly half of all its housing being of a 3 bedroom size.

We’ve also included the Australian median rent of $285 along with Tasmania’s median of $200 to give a comparison.  The cheapest rents can be found in the chilly Central Highlands ($79) and on Flinders Island ($80). For more information, go to the Census section of the Australian Bureau of Statistics website.

Local Government Area Median Rent
Australia $285
Kingborough $275
Hobart City $260
Clarence City $235
Sorell $230
West Tamar $220
Glenorchy City $215
Launceston City $200
Tasmania $200
Meander Valley $200
Huon Valley $200
Latrobe $195
Devonport City $190
Brighton $185
Derwent Valley $185
Central Coast $180
Burnie City $175
George Town $170
Waratah – Wynyard $170
Break O’Day $167
Glamorgan – Spring Bay $160
Tasman $160
Kentish $160
Northern Midlands $150
Dorset $135
Circular Head $130
West Coast $125
Southern Midlands $120
King Island $115
Flinders $80
Central Highlands $79