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Department of State Growth

Tasmania's population growth strategy

The Tasmanian Government has set a target to grow the population to 650,000 people by 2050 to drive economic growth, create jobs and improve the standard of living for all Tasmanians.

The Population Growth Strategy outlines the Tasmanian Government's approach to growing our population in a balanced and sustainable way over the long term. It identifies 50 actions in three key areas:

  • Job creation and workforce development: we will facilitate job creation and identify current and future employment opportunities to inform investment in education and training, and migration attraction strategies.
  • Migration: we will actively pursue and facilitate overseas and interstate migration to Tasmania and encourage Tasmanians living elsewhere to come home.
  • Liveability: we will build and promote Tasmania's liveability and foster a culture which is vibrant, inclusive, respectful and supportive.

The actions in the Population Growth Strategy build on the Tasmanian Government's existing investment in initiatives to grow jobs and the economy.

The Population Growth Strategy can be viewed here (12MB PDF).

An optimised, smaller file-size version of the Population Growth Strategy can be viewed here (2MB PDF)

The 2016 Annual Update on the Population Growth Strategy can be viewed here.

Tasmania's population growth strategy


Make it Tasmania

Make it Tasmania is a portal for business, employment and lifestyle information. The stories and experiences are intended to inspire and be shared so that visitors to the site can tell the world about the opportunities on offer in this state.

View the Make it Tasmania website


To hear personal stories from Tasmanians about what attracted them to move to Tasmania or encouraged to them stay, visit the links below.

Opportunities for young people 

Tasmania - opportunities for young people

Photo of coupleTasmania - advantages for families
Photo of couple shopping  Tasmania - lifestyle and prestige for international students
Ben and Mbaz  Tasmania - welcomes international migrants