The City of Launceston labour force have a similar proportion of persons with high incomes ($1,750 or more per week) than Tasmania.
The Individual Income levels of the local resident workers are directly linked to their knowledge, experience, qualifications, occupation and skill levels.
Income statistics the City of Launceston, when analysed with other data sources, such as Age structure, Qualification , Hours worked and Occupations , help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of the City of Launceston. This also indicates what knowledge and skill levels industry can draw upon locally.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers individual income|
|City of Launceston - Persons||2016|
|Gross weekly individual income||Number||%||Tasmania%|
|Negative Income/ Nil income||147||0.5||0.7|
|$1 - $149||1,012||3.7||3.7|
|$150 - $299||1,294||4.7||4.5|
|$300 - $399||1,428||5.2||5.0|
|$400 - $499||1,808||6.6||6.4|
|$500 - $649||2,931||10.6||10.2|
|$650 - $799||3,618||13.1||12.2|
|$800 - $999||3,862||14.0||13.6|
|$1,000 - $1,249||3,727||13.5||13.6|
|$1,250 - $1,499||2,313||8.4||8.9|
|$1,500 - $1,749||1,861||6.8||7.3|
|$1,750 - $1,999||1,239||4.5||4.8|
|$2,000 - $2,999||1,258||4.6||5.3|
|$3,000 or more||692||2.5||2.4|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Analysis of the resident workers individual income levels in the City of Launceston in 2016 compared to Tasmania shows that there was a similar proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) as well as a similar proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $500 per week).
Overall, 11.6% of the resident workers earned a high income, and 20.7% earned a low income, compared with 12.5% and 20.3% respectively for Victoria.
The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers in the City of Launceston and Tasmania were:
- A larger percentage of resident workers earned $650 - $799 (13.1% compared to 12.2%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $2,000 - $2,999 (4.6% compared to 5.3%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $1,500 - $1,749 (6.8% compared to 7.3%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $1,250 - $1,499 (8.4% compared to 8.9%)