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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Tasmania | Urban Centres and Localities

Launceston

Code UCL609400 (UCL)
People 71,395
Male 34,161
Female 37,234
Median age 37
Australian citizenship 64,634
People born overseas 7,411
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 327
Families 18,648
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 31,552
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $777
Median monthly mortgage repayment $893
Median weekly rent $145
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Launceston % Australia %
Total 71,395 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 34,161 47.8 9,799,252 49.4
Female 37,234 52.2 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,925 2.7 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 71,395 people were usually resident in Launceston (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 47.8% were male and 52.2% were female. Of the total population 2.7% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Launceston % Australia %
People
0-4 years 4,249 6.0 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 9,488 13.3 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 10,673 14.9 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 28,280 39.6 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 7,764 10.9 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 10,942 15.3 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 37 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 19.2% of people usually resident in Launceston (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 26.2% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 37 years.

Selected characteristics Launceston % Australia %
Australian citizenship 64,634 90.5 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 7,411 10.4 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 327 0.5 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 90.5% of people usually resident in Launceston (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 10.4% were born overseas and 0.5% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Launceston % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 26,133 45.3 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 7,363 12.8 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 4,390 7.6 936,813 5.9
Never married 19,773 34.3 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 45.3% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Launceston (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 12.8% were either separated or divorced, 7.6% were widowed and 34.3% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Launceston % Australia %
Australia 59,736 83.7 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Launceston % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Launceston % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Launceston % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 18,836 56.4 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 10,305 30.8 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 1,303 3.9 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 775 2.3 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 2,189 6.6 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 21,036 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 33,408 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 33,408 people aged 15 years and over in Launceston (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 56.4% worked full-time, 30.8% worked part-time, 3.9% were away from work, 2.3% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 6.6% were unemployed. 21,036 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Launceston % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 404 -- 466 --
Family 1,032 -- 1,171 --
Household 777 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Launceston (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $404, the median family income was $1,032 and the median household income was $777.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Launceston % Australia %
Couple family without children 7,225 38.7 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 7,430 39.8 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 3,648 19.6 823,254 15.8
Other family 345 1.9 89,686 1.7
Total families 18,648 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 18,648 families in Launceston (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 38.7% were couple families without children, 39.8% were couple families with children, 19.6% were one parent families and 1.9% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Launceston % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 29,097 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 31,552 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 29,097 occupied private dwellings were counted in Launceston (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Launceston % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 23,775 81.7 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,411 4.8 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 3,747 12.9 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 164 0.6 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Launceston (Urban Centres and Localities), 81.7% were separate houses, 4.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Tenure Launceston % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 9,436 32.4 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 9,009 31.0 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 8,696 29.9 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 269 0.9 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,688 5.8 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Launceston (Urban Centres and Localities), 32.4% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 31.0% were owned with a mortgage and 29.9% were rented.

Landlord type Launceston % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 3,256 37.4 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 2,039 23.4 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 3,191 36.7 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 208 2.4 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Launceston (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 37.4% were rented from a real estate agent, 23.4% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 36.7% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Launceston % Australia %
Median weekly rent 145 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 893 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Launceston (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $145. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $893. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Launceston % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 18,469 63.5 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 8,339 28.7 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 1,235 4.2 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Launceston (Urban Centres and Localities), 63.5% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 28.7% were single (or lone) person households and 4.2% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 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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