South Launceston Demographics (TAS) Local Stats

South Launceston (7249) is a suburb of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania. It is about 160 kms from TAS's capital city of Hobart. South Launceston is in the federal electorate of Bass.

In the 2011 census the population of South Launceston was 4,446 and is comprised of approximately 52.6% females and 47.4% males.

The median/average age of the population of South Launceston is 35 years of age.

84.1% of people living in the suburb of South Launceston were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.7% England, 1.2% New Zealand, 0.8% India, 0.7% Philippines, 0.5% Scotland, 0.4% Malaysia, 0.4% Ethiopia, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.3% Canada, 0.3% Italy, 0.3% China , 0.3% Germany, 0.2% Kenya, 0.2% Greece.

90.9% of people living in South Launceston speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.5% Other, 0.5% Mandarin, 0.4% Polish, 0.3% Tagalog, 0.3% Italian, 0.3% German, 0.3% Greek, 0.3% Dutch.

The religious makeup of South Launceston is 33.6% No religion, 19.9% Anglican, 17.0% Catholic, 6.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.0% Uniting Church, 3.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.8% Christian, nfd, 1.9% Baptist, 1.1% Other religious affiliation , 1.1% Buddhism.

34.0% of people are married, 43.0% have never married and 10.5% are divorced and 3.5% are separated. There are 337 widowed people living in South Launceston.

57.2% of the people living in South Launceston over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.9% are working on a part time basis. South Launceston has an unemployment rate of 5.8%.

The main occupations of people living in South Launceston are 23.6% Professionals, 14.9% Technicians & trades workers, 13.1% Community & personal service workers, 12.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.7% Managers, 10.4% Sales workers, 9.2% Labourers, 4.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from South Launceston work in are 13.3% Health care and social assistance, 11.7% Retail trade, 10.2% Education and training, 8.9% Accommodation and food services, 8.9% Public administration and safety, 7.6% Manufacturing, 7.0% Construction, 5.3% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.1% Other services.

21.8% of homes are fully owned, and 32.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 41.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $548 per week and the median household income is $957 per week.

The median rent in South Launceston is $200 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1300 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for South Launceston postcode 7249

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