Renting in Tas

There were 218,412 occupied dwellings in Tasmania according to the 2021 Census.

Of that, 57,762 or 26% were rented.

Of that, 7,031 were public housing, 7,019 were community housing and around 44,000 were private rentals (RoGS, 2022 and ABS Census, 2021).


Median rent for all occupied dwellings in Tasmania was $290 per week in 2021, up from $230 in 2016, an increase of 26% in five years (ABS Census).

Tasmanian median rents have more than doubled, going up by 178% between 2001 and 2021, compared to inflation which rose by 67.59% in that time.


Tasmanian Median Rents graph_2021


Tasmanians received $134.2 million in Commonwealth Rent Assistance in 2020-22 (RoGS, 2022).