Old Beach

Slightly to the north of Otago Bay is the Greater Hobart Area suburb of Old Beach. This suburb must have been settled early in Tasmania’s history because wonderful Wikipedia quotes an old postal record: Old Beach Post Office opened on 11 January 1866 and closed in 1975.” I can find no other records indicating the background to this suburb.

According to http://www.yourinvestmentpropertymag.com.au/top-suburbs/tas-7017-old-beach.aspx, Old Beach has a population of 3169, the median household weekly income is $1489, the median age of residents is 39 years, almost 60% are married, 45% work full-time and a further 21% work part-time, 59% are buying their own home, and the median monthly house loan repayment is $1517. 97% are living in separate houses as distinct from units or apartments, and semi-detached townhouses etc.

Old Beach is located in the local government area of Brighton Council, which means I will leave the Clarence City Council area for the first time in my walk along the Derwent River (hopefully tomorrow if the weather is suitable).  Throughout my walk along the Derwent I will pass through the territories of different municipalities – I will count them up once the walk is over.

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