- Tasmania’s population is the oldest in the country. Despite predicted population growth, a majority of Tasmanian councils (52%) are forecast to experience population decline over the next 20 years.
- Demographic pressures are especially acute in regional Tasmania; 92% of rural and remote councils are set to experience population decline or stagnation.
- By 2042, Treasury projections indicate that the median age of over half of Tasmania’s LGAs will be 50 or higher. 94% of these LGAs are rural.