2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Tasmania | State Suburbs

Launceston

Code SSC60186 (SSC)
People 2,897
Male 1,458
Female 1,439
Median age 36
Families 642
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 1,653
Average people per household 2
Median weekly household income $1,007
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,603
Median weekly rent $230
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 2,897 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,458 50.3 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,439 49.7 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 68 2.3 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,897 people in Launceston (State Suburbs) of these 50.3% were male and 49.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.3% of the population.

Age Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 125 4.3 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 98 3.4 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 105 3.6 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 182 6.3 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 383 13.2 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 274 9.5 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 199 6.9 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 193 6.7 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 175 6.0 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 194 6.7 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 240 8.3 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 172 5.9 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 194 6.7 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 140 4.8 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 82 2.8 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 58 2.0 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 45 1.6 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 40 1.4 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Launceston (State Suburbs) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 11.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 877 34.1 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 95 3.7 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 283 11.0 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 123 4.8 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,191 46.4 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Launceston (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 34.1% were married and 14.7% 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 46 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Launceston (State Suburbs) 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 744 34.6 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 268 12.5 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,138 52.9 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Launceston (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 34.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.5% 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 30 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 33 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Launceston (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 30 years.

Education Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 15 1.7 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 70 8.1 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 37 4.3 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 33 3.8 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 57 6.6 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 25 2.9 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 37 4.3 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 94 10.8 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 278 32.0 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 19 2.2 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 203 23.4 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 868 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Launceston (State Suburbs) 29.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 16.3% were in primary school, 13.9% in secondary school and 42.9% 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 2,226 76.8 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 595 22.1 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 207 7.7 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 137 5.1 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,755 65.1 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Launceston (State Suburbs), 65.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 22.1% 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 956 57.0 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 504 30.0 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 98 5.8 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 120 7.2 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,678 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,678 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Launceston (State Suburbs). Of these 57.0% were employed full time, 30.0% were employed part-time and 7.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 195 12.5 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 148 9.5 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 166 10.6 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 286 18.3 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 670 43.0 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Launceston (State Suburbs), 12.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 35 -- 42 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Launceston (State Suburbs) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 35 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 589 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 1,468 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,007 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Launceston (State Suburbs) was $589.

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) 1,892 73.6 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 514 20.0 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 244 9.5 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 501 19.5 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Launceston (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 20.0% provided care for children and 9.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.5% 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 738 28.7 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 720 28.0 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 274 10.7 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 164 6.4 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Launceston (State Suburbs), 28.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.4% 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 326 50.8 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 195 30.4 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 104 16.2 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 17 2.6 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Launceston (State Suburbs), 30.4% were couple families with children, 50.8% were couple families without children and 16.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 12.5 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 87.5 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Launceston (State Suburbs) 12.5% of single parents were male and 87.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 2,055 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,609 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Launceston (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,609 and those without children was $2,055.

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 121 23.4 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 29 5.6 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 121 23.4 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 68 13.2 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 31 6.0 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 84 16.2 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 28 5.4 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 35 6.8 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Launceston (State Suburbs), of couple families, 23.4% had both partners employed full-time, 5.6% had both employed part-time and 23.4% 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 1,271 81.1 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 297 18.9 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Launceston (State Suburbs), 81.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 18.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 617 48.5 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 321 25.2 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 283 22.2 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 51 4.0 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Launceston (State Suburbs), 48.5% were separate houses, 25.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 22.2% were flats, units or apartments and 4.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 5 0.4 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 165 13.0 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 454 35.7 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 432 34.0 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 182 14.3 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 34 2.7 3,310 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.6 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Launceston (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 13.0% had 1 bedroom, 35.7% had 2 bedrooms and 34.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.6. The average household size was 2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 335 26.3 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 262 20.6 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 634 49.8 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 5 0.4 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 37 2.9 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Launceston (State Suburbs), 26.3% were owned outright, 20.6% were owned with a mortgage and 49.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 638 50.2 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 512 40.3 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 121 9.5 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Launceston (State Suburbs), of all households, 50.2% were family households, 40.3% were single person households and 9.5% were group households.

Household income Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 29.6 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.5 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Launceston (State Suburbs), 29.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 8.5% 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 230 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 80.9 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 19.1 -- 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 1,603 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.1 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.9 -- 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 211 16.5 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 563 44.2 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 337 26.4 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 133 10.4 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 31 2.4 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Launceston (State Suburbs), 44.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 26.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 10.4% 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 67 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 38 56.7 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 29 43.3 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 28 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Launceston (State Suburbs), there were 67 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 38 (or 56.7%) were male and 29 (or 43.3%) were female. The median age was 28 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 2.4 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 749 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Launceston (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.4, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $749.

Mortgage and rent Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 250 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,253 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Launceston (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,253.

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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