2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Tasmania | Local Government Areas

Launceston (C)

Code LGA64010 (LGA)
People 64,193
Male 31,090
Female 33,103
Median age 38
Families 16,552
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 29,105
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $907
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Launceston (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 64,193 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 31,090 48.4 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 33,103 51.6 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,958 3.1 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 64,193 people in Launceston (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.4% were male and 51.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.1% of the population.

Age Launceston (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 4,138 6.4 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 3,791 5.9 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 3,937 6.1 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 4,691 7.3 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 4,921 7.7 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 4,295 6.7 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 3,855 6.0 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 4,050 6.3 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 4,349 6.8 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 4,208 6.6 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 4,226 6.6 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 3,879 6.0 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 3,718 5.8 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 2,924 4.6 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 2,286 3.6 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,805 2.8 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,519 2.4 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,601 2.5 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Launceston (C) (Local Government Areas) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Launceston (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 22,441 42.9 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,707 3.3 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 5,214 10.0 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 3,602 6.9 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 19,360 37.0 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Launceston (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 42.9% were married and 13.2% were either divorced or separated.

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

The median age of married people in Launceston (C) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Launceston (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 20,235 43.4 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 5,118 11.0 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 21,229 45.6 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Launceston (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 43.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Launceston (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 36 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Launceston (C) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Launceston (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 553 2.9 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 3,745 19.3 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 810 4.2 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 652 3.4 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 2,383 12.3 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 660 3.4 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 830 4.3 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,956 10.1 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 3,288 17.0 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 387 2.0 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 4,116 21.2 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 19,380 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Launceston (C) (Local Government Areas) 30.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.9% were in primary school, 20.0% in secondary school and 27.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Launceston (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 53,621 83.5 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Launceston (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 8,701 14.4 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 3,495 5.8 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 2,422 4.0 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 45,664 75.8 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Launceston (C) (Local Government Areas), 75.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 14.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Launceston (C) % Tasmania % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Launceston (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 16,471 54.0 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 10,049 32.9 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,783 5.8 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 2,211 7.2 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 30,514 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 30,514 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Launceston (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 54.0% were employed full time, 32.9% were employed part-time and 7.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Launceston (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 3,643 12.9 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 3,052 10.8 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 3,353 11.8 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 5,617 19.8 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 10,851 38.3 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Launceston (C) (Local Government Areas), 12.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Launceston (C) % 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 (C) (Local Government Areas) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Launceston (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 484 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 1,175 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 907 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Launceston (C) (Local Government Areas) was $484.

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

Unpaid work Launceston (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 36,920 70.6 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 14,086 26.9 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 5,768 11.0 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 9,272 17.7 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Launceston (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.9% provided care for children and 11.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Launceston (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 11,080 21.2 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 13,932 26.6 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 6,539 12.5 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 5,365 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 (C) (Local Government Areas), 26.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.5% 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 (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 6,555 39.6 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 6,415 38.8 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 3,283 19.8 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 300 1.8 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Launceston (C) (Local Government Areas), 38.8% were couple families with children, 39.6% were couple families without children and 19.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Launceston (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.5 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.5 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Launceston (C) (Local Government Areas) 16.5% of single parents were male and 83.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Launceston (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,719 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,950 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Launceston (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,950 and those without children was $1,719.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Launceston (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 2,308 17.8 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 561 4.3 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 3,045 23.5 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,682 13.0 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 875 6.7 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 2,872 22.1 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 824 6.4 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 803 6.2 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Launceston (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 17.8% had both partners employed full-time, 4.3% had both employed part-time and 23.5% 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 (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 25,434 90.4 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,700 9.6 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Launceston (C) (Local Government Areas), 90.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Launceston (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 20,979 82.5 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,779 7.0 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,526 9.9 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 132 0.5 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Launceston (C) (Local Government Areas), 82.5% were separate houses, 7.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Launceston (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 69 0.3 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,588 6.2 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 5,734 22.5 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 13,009 51.1 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 4,542 17.9 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 492 1.9 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 2.3 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Launceston (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 6.2% had 1 bedroom, 22.5% had 2 bedrooms and 51.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Launceston (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 7,976 31.4 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 8,174 32.1 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 8,375 32.9 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 227 0.9 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 681 2.7 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Launceston (C) (Local Government Areas), 31.4% were owned outright, 32.1% were owned with a mortgage and 32.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Launceston (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 16,364 64.3 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 7,854 30.9 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,215 4.8 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Launceston (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 64.3% were family households, 30.9% were single person households and 4.8% were group households.

Household income Launceston (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 32.5 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.8 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Launceston (C) (Local Government Areas), 32.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.8% 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 (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.7 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.3 -- 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 (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.9 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.1 -- 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 (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
None 2,691 10.6 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 9,633 37.9 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 8,480 33.3 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 3,889 15.3 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 740 2.9 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Launceston (C) (Local Government Areas), 37.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.3% 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 (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,956 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 939 48.0 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 1,017 52.0 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Launceston (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 1,956 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 939 (or 48.0%) were male and 1,017 (or 52.0%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Launceston (C) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 798 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Launceston (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $798.

Mortgage and rent Launceston (C) % 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 1,300 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Launceston (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $195 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

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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