Where to live in Tasmania: How about Devonport?

Location

Devonport is the largest city on the north-west coast of Tasmania, with an estimated population of around 25,000 people.

The statistics provided below relate to the ‘suburb’ of Devonport, rather than the whole Devonport city region. This area has a population estimated to be 14,000 people.

As the regional centre, Devonport includes all the shops, services and facilities that you would expect in a regional city. With the largest population base, it is also the north-west location that will have the greatest opportunities for employment.

As you will see from the housing stats, property is a lot cheaper than most areas in Launceston and Hobart. It therefore is worthy of consideration if one of your key reasons for moving to Tasmania is to spend less on your new home.

Visit the Devonport City Council

Key Statistics

Property

  • $240,000 – median sale price for houses
  • $265 per week – median rent for houses
  • $210,000 – median sale price for units
  • $230 per week – median rent for units
  • 35% – own their home outright
  • 27% – are purchasing their home
  • 34% – are renting their home

Who lives there?

  • 14,000 – approximate population
  • 33% – homes occupied by couples with children
  • 28% – homes occupied by couples without children
  • 17% – homes occupied by one person

Source: PropertyValue.com.au (4/07/16)

Shops and Facilities

Shops and Services

  • Devonport City CBD shopping
  • Government services
  • Cafes and restaurants
  • Medical services and hospitals
  • Banks and ATMs

Recreation

  • Mersey Bluff Lighthouse
  • Devonport Showgrounds
  • Devonport cycle and walking track

Schools

  • Devonport Primary School
  • Hillcrest Primary School
  • Nixon Street Primary School
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
  • Reece High School
  • Devonport High School
  • St Brendan-Shaw College
  • Don College

Property Listings

Use the buttons below to start your search for property in Devonport and surrounding areas.

Even if your move is still a while away, it is worth having a look to see what you get for your money in different suburbs and towns.

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