City of Launceston

Market characteristics

The City of Launceston has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Tasmania.

The people who live in an area are one of the most important resources that an economy draws upon, both as a market that consumes goods and services and as a source of labour.

This table provides an overview of the City of Launceston's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the City of Launceston's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
Market characteristics
City of Launceston20162011Change
NameNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents65,274100.0100.064,191100.0100.0+1,083
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years11,56717.717.711,86818.519.0-301
15 - 24 years9,37414.412.09,60015.012.6-226
25 - 54 years24,60837.736.824,98838.938.7-380
55 - 64 Years7,98912.214.17,59511.813.5+394
65 years and over11,73718.019.410,14015.816.3+1,597
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school5,5508.58.65,1988.18.5+352
Secondary school3,7145.75.83,8716.06.0-157
Total overseas born8,15312.512.07,41511.611.6+738
Speaks language other than English at home4,6077.15.33,5195.54.4+1,088
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1,1551.80.96971.10.7+458
Bachelor or higher degree8,65816.116.27,55914.414.2+1,099
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3,7687.07.53,2676.26.6+501
Certificate level10,88120.321.310,10319.320.2+778
No qualification24,48445.644.326,18850.048.8-1,704
Household income--------------
Nill to $6496,72426.123.9--------
$650 to $1,4998,96334.834.6--------
$1,500 to $2,4494,84618.819.6--------
$2,500 or more 2,83911.012.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house23,41378.386.623,53080.985.6-117
Medium house5,87319.610.95,11417.612.2+759
High density3341.11.12070.71.0+127

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions). Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics,

City of Launceston

economic profile