George Town Demographics (TAS) Local Stats

George Town (7253) is a suburb of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania. It is about 202 kms from TAS's capital city of Hobart. George Town is in the federal electorate of Bass.

In the 2011 census the population of George Town was 4,304 and is comprised of approximately 51.9% females and 48.1% males.

The median/average age of the population of George Town is 38 years of age.

84.9% of people living in the suburb of George Town were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.2% England, 1.1% Scotland, 0.9% New Zealand, 0.7% Netherlands, 0.3% Philippines, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% Italy, 0.3% Germany, 0.2% Canada, 0.2% Japan, 0.2% Northern Ireland, 0.1% Wales, 0.1% India, 0.1% South Africa.

95.5% of people living in George Town speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.7% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.4% Other, 0.2% Italian, 0.2% Punjabi, 0.1% Cantonese, 0.1% Spanish, 0.1% Dutch, 0.1% Japanese, 0.1% Russian.

The religious makeup of George Town is 29.5% Anglican, 29.0% No religion, 18.8% Catholic, 9.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.6% Uniting Church, 2.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.7% Baptist, 0.8% Christian, nfd, 0.6% Salvation Army, 0.6% Other religious affiliation .

42.9% of people are married, 35.4% have never married and 10.4% are divorced and 4.4% are separated. There are 229 widowed people living in George Town.

50.2% of the people living in George Town 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. George Town has an unemployment rate of 12.3%.

The main occupations of people living in George Town are 20.4% Labourers, 16.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 16.3% Technicians & trades workers, 13.0% Community & personal service workers, 9.9% Sales workers, 9.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 6.4% Professionals, 5.6% Managers, 3.1% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from George Town work in are 28.0% Manufacturing, 11.3% Retail trade, 9.8% Health care and social assistance, 7.8% Accommodation and food services, 6.5% Transport, postal and warehousing, 6.5% Construction, 5.2% Public administration and safety, 5.2% Education and training, 3.6% Inadequately described/Not stated.

32.5% of homes are fully owned, and 25.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 38.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $366 per week and the median household income is $700 per week.

The median rent in George Town is $170 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1083 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for George Town postcode 7253

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