Tasmania's population is well distributed between urban and rural settings, with over 31% of people living in towns of less than 2,000 inhabitants.
The 'Greater Hobart' area, encompassing the capital city of Hobart, is the most densely populated region, with 190,161 living there. The greater Launceston area follows, with a population of 95,604.
There are 65,900 in the Burnie-Devonport area (including Central Coast and Warratah-Wynyard), and after that there are few notable concentrations of people, with many (as mentioned above) living in towns of fewer than 2,000.
The west coast of Tasmania is the least populated, with just over 6,000 occupying about 15% of the state's area.
Also see the question What are the major cities. Populations are based on the 2001 census.
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