Launceston Demographics (TAS) Local Stats

Launceston (7250) is a suburb of Tasmania, North West, Tasmania. It is about 161 kms from TAS's capital city of Hobart. Launceston is in the federal electorate of Bass.

In the 2011 census the population of Launceston was 2,897 and is comprised of approximately 49.7% females and 50.3% males.

The median/average age of the population of Launceston is 36 years of age.

76.8% of people living in the suburb of Launceston were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.1% England, 1.3% India, 1.3% New Zealand, 0.9% China , 0.8% Scotland, 0.8% South Africa, 0.7% Malaysia, 0.7% Singapore, 0.5% Poland, 0.4% United States of America, 0.4% Philippines, 0.3% Italy, 0.3% Morocco, 0.3% Eritrea.

85.5% of people living in Launceston speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.9% Other, 1.2% Mandarin, 0.6% Greek, 0.4% Italian, 0.4% Thai, 0.4% Arabic, 0.3% French, 0.3% Spanish.

The religious makeup of Launceston is 34.2% No religion, 20.3% Anglican, 17.0% Catholic, 8.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.3% Uniting Church, 3.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.0% Other religious affiliation , 1.6% Christian, nfd, 1.4% Buddhism, 1.3% Baptist.

34.1% of people are married, 46.4% have never married and 11.0% are divorced and 3.7% are separated. There are 123 widowed people living in Launceston.

56.9% of the people living in Launceston over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.1% are working on a part time basis. Launceston has an unemployment rate of 7.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Launceston are 32.2% Professionals, 12.7% Managers, 12.2% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.9% Community & personal service workers, 11.7% Technicians & trades workers, 9.4% Sales workers, 6.0% Labourers, 3.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 0.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Launceston work in are 14.5% Health care and social assistance, 12.2% Accommodation and food services, 11.4% Education and training, 10.4% Retail trade, 7.4% Public administration and safety, 6.4% Construction, 6.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.2% Manufacturing, 3.5% Other services.

26.3% of homes are fully owned, and 20.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 50.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $589 per week and the median household income is $1007 per week.

The median rent in Launceston is $230 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1603 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Launceston postcode 7250

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