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2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Tasmania | State Suburbs

West Launceston

Code SSC60396 (SSC)
People 4,030
Male 1,929
Female 2,101
Median age 39
Families 1,072
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 1,879
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,123
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,328
Median weekly rent $220
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People West Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 4,030 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,929 47.9 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,101 52.1 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 67 1.7 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 4,030 people in West Launceston (State Suburbs) of these 47.9% were male and 52.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.7% of the population.

Age West Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 244 6.1 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 258 6.4 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 244 6.1 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 268 6.7 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 264 6.6 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 277 6.9 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 251 6.2 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 279 6.9 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 329 8.2 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 302 7.5 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 306 7.6 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 270 6.7 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 235 5.8 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 162 4.0 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 128 3.2 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 93 2.3 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 68 1.7 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 51 1.3 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in West Launceston (State Suburbs) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.6% of the population.

Registered marital status West Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,518 46.2 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 104 3.2 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 390 11.9 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 146 4.4 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,126 34.3 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in West Launceston (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 46.2% were married and 15.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status West Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 44 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in West Launceston (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status West Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,378 46.1 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 315 10.5 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,295 43.3 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In West Launceston (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status West Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 36 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in West Launceston (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education West Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 33 2.8 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 249 21.2 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 61 5.2 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 54 4.6 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 144 12.2 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 48 4.1 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 49 4.2 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 118 10.0 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 217 18.5 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 21 1.8 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 182 15.5 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,176 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In West Launceston (State Suburbs) 29.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.0% were in primary school, 20.5% in secondary school and 28.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth West Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 3,418 84.8 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses West Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 593 15.4 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 322 8.4 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 187 4.8 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,754 71.4 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In West Launceston (State Suburbs), 71.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 15.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment West Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,233 55.6 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 780 35.2 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 102 4.6 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 102 4.6 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,217 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,217 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in West Launceston (State Suburbs). Of these 55.6% were employed full time, 35.2% were employed part-time and 4.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked West Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 286 13.5 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 241 11.4 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 252 11.9 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 423 20.0 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 812 38.3 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in West Launceston (State Suburbs), 13.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in West Launceston (State Suburbs) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes West Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 594 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 1,458 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,123 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in West Launceston (State Suburbs) was $594.

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

Unpaid work West Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,632 80.1 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 952 29.0 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 373 11.4 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 751 22.9 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In West Launceston (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 80.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.0% provided care for children and 11.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours West Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 796 24.2 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,047 31.9 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 432 13.2 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 354 10.8 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in West Launceston (State Suburbs), 31.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition West Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 420 39.2 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 454 42.4 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 186 17.4 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 12 1.1 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in West Launceston (State Suburbs), 42.4% were couple families with children, 39.2% were couple families without children and 17.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents West Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.5 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.5 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In West Launceston (State Suburbs) 19.5% of single parents were male and 80.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes West Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,771 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,158 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Launceston (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,158 and those without children was $1,771.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families West Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 183 21.0 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 39 4.5 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 225 25.9 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 113 13.0 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 68 7.8 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 129 14.8 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 52 6.0 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 61 7.0 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In West Launceston (State Suburbs), of couple families, 21.0% had both partners employed full-time, 4.5% had both employed part-time and 25.9% 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 West Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,636 89.8 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 186 10.2 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In West Launceston (State Suburbs), 89.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure West Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,360 83.1 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 62 3.8 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 203 12.4 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 11 0.7 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in West Launceston (State Suburbs), 83.1% were separate houses, 3.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms West Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 10 0.6 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 100 6.1 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 356 21.7 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 763 46.6 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 393 24.0 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 15 0.9 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 West Launceston (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 6.1% had 1 bedroom, 21.7% had 2 bedrooms and 46.6% 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 West Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 546 33.4 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 627 38.3 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 431 26.3 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 6 0.4 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 26 1.6 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in West Launceston (State Suburbs), 33.4% were owned outright, 38.3% were owned with a mortgage and 26.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition West Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 1,062 64.9 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 493 30.1 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 81 5.0 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In West Launceston (State Suburbs), of all households, 64.9% were family households, 30.1% were single person households and 5.0% were group households.

Household income West Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 26.4 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.5 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Launceston (State Suburbs), 26.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.5% 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 West Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 220 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.0 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.0 -- 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 West Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,328 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.3 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.7 -- 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 West Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
None 108 6.6 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 627 38.3 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 609 37.2 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 261 16.0 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 31 1.9 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In West Launceston (State Suburbs), 38.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.0% 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 West Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 65 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 35 53.8 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 30 46.2 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 15 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in West Launceston (State Suburbs), there were 65 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 35 (or 53.8%) were male and 30 (or 46.2%) were female. The median age was 15 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics West 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 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 866 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In West Launceston (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $866.

Mortgage and rent West Launceston % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 220 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,900 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In West Launceston (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $220 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,900.

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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