2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Tasmania | Significant Urban Areas

Launceston

Code 6004 (SUA)
People 82,220
Male 39,615
Female 42,605
Median age 38
Families 21,533
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 36,555
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $953
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 82,220 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 39,615 48.2 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 42,605 51.8 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,313 2.8 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 82,220 people in Launceston (Significant Urban Areas) of these 48.2% were male and 51.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.8% of the population.

Age Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 5,252 6.4 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 4,907 6.0 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 5,323 6.5 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 6,112 7.4 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 5,913 7.2 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 5,267 6.4 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 4,789 5.8 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 5,262 6.4 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 5,676 6.9 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 5,482 6.7 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 5,479 6.7 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 5,027 6.1 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 4,669 5.7 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 3,721 4.5 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 2,942 3.6 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 2,367 2.9 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 2,007 2.4 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 2,027 2.5 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Launceston (Significant Urban Areas) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 30,224 45.3 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 2,068 3.1 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 6,345 9.5 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 4,614 6.9 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 23,490 35.2 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Launceston (Significant Urban Areas) aged 15 years and over, 45.3% were married and 12.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Launceston (Significant Urban Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 27,368 45.7 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 6,219 10.4 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 26,243 43.9 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 36 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Launceston (Significant Urban Areas) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 731 3.0 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 4,900 20.0 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,112 4.5 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 922 3.8 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 3,209 13.1 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 935 3.8 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 1,100 4.5 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 2,407 9.8 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 3,858 15.8 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 480 2.0 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 4,808 19.7 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 24,462 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Launceston (Significant Urban Areas) 29.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.3% were in primary school, 21.4% in secondary school and 25.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 69,087 84.0 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 11,396 14.7 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 4,497 5.8 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 3,176 4.1 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 58,514 75.4 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), 75.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 14.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 21,747 54.6 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 13,126 33.0 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 2,320 5.8 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 2,612 6.6 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 39,805 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 39,805 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Launceston (Significant Urban Areas). Of these 54.6% were employed full time, 33.0% were employed part-time and 6.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 4,777 12.8 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 3,953 10.6 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 4,399 11.8 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 7,374 19.8 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 14,373 38.6 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), 12.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 40 -- 42 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Launceston (Significant Urban Areas) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

Occupation Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 504 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 1,238 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 953 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Launceston (Significant Urban Areas) was $504.

Travel to work, top responses Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 47,715 71.5 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 18,496 27.7 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 7,395 11.1 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 12,042 18.0 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.7% provided care for children and 11.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 14,370 21.5 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 17,976 26.9 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 8,487 12.7 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 6,883 10.3 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), 26.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.3% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 8,475 39.4 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 8,713 40.5 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 3,991 18.5 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 355 1.6 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), 40.5% were couple families with children, 39.4% were couple families without children and 18.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.4 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.6 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Launceston (Significant Urban Areas) 16.4% of single parents were male and 83.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,764 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,012 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,012 and those without children was $1,764.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 3,162 18.4 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 735 4.3 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 4,229 24.6 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 2,213 12.9 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 1,073 6.2 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 3,636 21.1 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 1,090 6.3 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,054 6.1 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), of couple families, 18.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.3% had both employed part-time and 24.6% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 32,223 90.7 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 3,285 9.3 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), 90.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 26,804 83.2 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,371 7.4 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,870 8.9 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 154 0.5 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), 83.2% were separate houses, 7.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 72 0.2 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,761 5.5 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 7,033 21.8 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 16,193 50.3 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 6,578 20.4 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 585 1.8 3,310 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), of occupied private dwellings 5.5% had 1 bedroom, 21.8% had 2 bedrooms and 50.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 10,422 32.3 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 10,870 33.7 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 9,856 30.6 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 260 0.8 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 814 2.5 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), 32.3% were owned outright, 33.7% were owned with a mortgage and 30.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 21,298 66.1 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 9,551 29.6 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,374 4.3 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), of all households, 66.1% were family households, 29.6% were single person households and 4.3% were group households.

Household income Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 30.7 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.3 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), 30.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.3% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.6 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.4 -- 9.5 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.8 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.2 -- 7.5 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
None 3,070 9.5 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 11,920 37.0 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 11,055 34.3 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 5,288 16.4 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 890 2.8 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), 37.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.4% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2,313 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,105 47.8 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 1,208 52.2 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), there were 2,313 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,105 (or 47.8%) were male and 1,208 (or 52.2%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 857 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $857.

Mortgage and rent Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 195 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,337 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Launceston (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $195 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,337.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data | These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats | For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2011 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

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