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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Tasmania | State Suburbs

South Launceston

Code SSC60341 (SSC)
People 4,446
Male 2,109
Female 2,337
Median age 35
Families 1,069
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 2,253
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $957
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People South Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 4,446 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,109 47.4 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,337 52.6 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 133 3.0 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 4,446 people in South Launceston (State Suburbs) of these 47.4% were male and 52.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.0% of the population.

Age South Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 268 6.0 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 198 4.5 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 207 4.7 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 238 5.4 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 451 10.1 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 428 9.6 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 368 8.3 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 309 7.0 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 297 6.7 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 241 5.4 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 232 5.2 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 223 5.0 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 213 4.8 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 157 3.5 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 167 3.8 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 118 2.7 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 132 3.0 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 199 4.5 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in South Launceston (State Suburbs) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.2% of the population.

Registered marital status South Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,282 34.0 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 134 3.6 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 394 10.5 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 336 8.9 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,621 43.0 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in South Launceston (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 34.0% were married and 14.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status South Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 83 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in South Launceston (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status South Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,125 34.1 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 493 14.9 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,681 51.0 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In South Launceston (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 34.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status South Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 47 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 30 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 37 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in South Launceston (State Suburbs) was 47 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 30 years.

Education South Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 25 2.2 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 231 20.1 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 36 3.1 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 43 3.7 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 115 10.0 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 42 3.7 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 30 2.6 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 126 11.0 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 263 22.9 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 27 2.3 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 211 18.4 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,149 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In South Launceston (State Suburbs) 25.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.1% were in primary school, 16.4% in secondary school and 33.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth South Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 3,738 84.1 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses South Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 661 15.6 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 300 7.1 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 217 5.1 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,072 72.3 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In South Launceston (State Suburbs), 72.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 15.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses South Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment South Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,352 57.3 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 730 30.9 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 143 6.1 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 135 5.7 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,360 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,360 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in South Launceston (State Suburbs). Of these 57.3% were employed full time, 30.9% were employed part-time and 5.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked South Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 258 11.6 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 194 8.7 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 279 12.5 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 466 20.9 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 885 39.8 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in South Launceston (State Suburbs), 11.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.8% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in South Launceston (State Suburbs) was 35 years and for people who were employed part-time was 35 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes South Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 548 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 1,288 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 957 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in South Launceston (State Suburbs) was $548.

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

Unpaid work South Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,701 71.8 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 932 24.7 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 354 9.4 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 740 19.6 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In South Launceston (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.7% provided care for children and 9.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours South Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 918 24.4 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,097 29.1 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 387 10.3 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 302 8.0 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in South Launceston (State Suburbs), 29.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition South Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 463 43.3 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 366 34.2 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 208 19.4 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 33 3.1 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in South Launceston (State Suburbs), 34.2% were couple families with children, 43.3% were couple families without children and 19.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents South Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.7 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.3 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In South Launceston (State Suburbs) 18.7% of single parents were male and 81.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes South Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,742 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,825 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In South Launceston (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,825 and those without children was $1,742.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families South Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 178 21.4 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 48 5.8 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 202 24.3 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 93 11.2 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 53 6.4 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 148 17.8 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 61 7.3 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 48 5.8 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In South Launceston (State Suburbs), of couple families, 21.4% had both partners employed full-time, 5.8% had both employed part-time and 24.3% 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 South Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,935 88.4 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 255 11.6 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In South Launceston (State Suburbs), 88.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure South Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,413 73.0 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 143 7.4 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 355 18.3 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 24 1.2 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in South Launceston (State Suburbs), 73.0% were separate houses, 7.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 18.3% were flats, units or apartments and 1.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms South Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 7 0.4 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 224 11.6 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 663 34.2 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 770 39.8 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 213 11.0 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 59 3.0 3,310 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.5 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In South Launceston (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 11.6% had 1 bedroom, 34.2% had 2 bedrooms and 39.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.5. The average household size was 2.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure South Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 422 21.8 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 623 32.2 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 793 41.0 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 31 1.6 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 66 3.4 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in South Launceston (State Suburbs), 21.8% were owned outright, 32.2% were owned with a mortgage and 41.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition South Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 1,062 54.9 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 730 37.7 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 143 7.4 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In South Launceston (State Suburbs), of all households, 54.9% were family households, 37.7% were single person households and 7.4% were group households.

Household income South Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 29.9 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.9 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In South Launceston (State Suburbs), 29.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.9% 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 South Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.9 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.1 -- 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 South Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.6 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.4 -- 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 South Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
None 259 13.4 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 782 40.4 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 633 32.7 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 196 10.1 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 67 3.5 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In South Launceston (State Suburbs), 40.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 10.1% 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 South Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 134 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 64 47.8 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 70 52.2 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in South Launceston (State Suburbs), there were 134 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 64 (or 47.8%) were male and 70 (or 52.2%) were female. The median age was 24 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics South Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,350 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In South Launceston (State Suburbs), 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 $1,350.

Mortgage and rent South 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 1,539 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In South 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 $1,539.

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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