The size of West Hobart is approximately 3.9 square kilometres. It has 7 parks covering nearly 30.3% of total area. The population of West Hobart in 2011 was 5,800 people. By 2016 the population was 5,978 showing a population growth of 3.1% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in West Hobart is 40-49 years. Households in West Hobart are primarily childless couples. In general, people in West Hobart work in a professional occupation. In 2011, 61.5% of the homes in West Hobart were owner-occupied compared with 62.3% in 2016. Currently the median sales price of houses in the area is $720,000. Average lenghth of home ownership is 11 years.