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City of Launceston

Market characteristics

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

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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Key statistics of local residents
City of Launceston20112006Change
NameNumber%Greater Hobart %Number%Greater Hobart %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents64,191100.0100.062,219100.0100.0+1,972
Males31,09048.448.629,93948.148.5+1,151
Females33,10151.651.432,28051.951.5+821
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years11,86818.518.811,90119.119.1-33
15 - 24 years9,60015.013.49,38615.114.1+214
25 - 54 years24,98838.939.724,68739.740.6+301
55 - 64 Years7,59511.812.86,89211.111.5+703
65 years and over10,14015.815.49,33215.014.6+808
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school5,1988.18.45,5438.98.7-345
Secondary school3,8716.06.03,7196.06.4+152
TAFE1,9563.02.61,7712.82.6+185
University3,2895.14.62,7594.44.2+530
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born7,41511.613.26,20610.011.9+1,209
Non-English speaking backgrounds4,1096.46.62,9844.85.5+1,125
Speaks another language and English well or very well3,3065.26.63,2225.26.4+84
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree7,55914.418.76,14012.215.8+1,419
Certificate level10,10319.318.88,80517.516.6+1,298
No qualification26,18850.045.126,29252.348.5-104
Household income--------------
Nil to $5997,60229.524.5--------
$600 to $1,2497,48429.027.3--------
$1,250 to $1,999 4,47517.418.6--------
$2,000 or more 3,79314.720.0--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned8,04930.516.48,17732.117.0-128
Purchasing8,21931.117.37,71230.317.0+507
Renting8,54832.413.57,77930.612.7+769
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house23,53080.981.222,48981.481.9+1,041
Medium house5,11417.616.14,73517.115.5+379
High density2070.72.02060.72.0+1

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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