West Launceston Demographics (TAS) Local Stats

West Launceston (7250) is a suburb of Tasmania, Central, Tasmania. It is about 160 kms from TAS's capital city of Hobart. West Launceston is in the federal electorate of Bass.

In the 2011 census the population of West Launceston was 4,030 and is comprised of approximately 52.1% females and 47.9% males.

The median/average age of the population of West Launceston is 39 years of age.

84.8% of people living in the suburb of West Launceston were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.4% England, 0.9% New Zealand, 0.6% Netherlands, 0.6% Germany, 0.6% Scotland, 0.5% United States of America, 0.4% Malaysia, 0.4% Italy, 0.3% Philippines, 0.3% China , 0.3% South Africa, 0.2% India, 0.2% Papua New Guinea, 0.2% Kyrgyzstan.

92.2% of people living in West Launceston speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.7% German, 0.6% Other, 0.4% Dutch, 0.4% Italian, 0.3% Russian, 0.2% French, 0.2% Tagalog, 0.2% Other.

The religious makeup of West Launceston is 31.8% No religion, 20.4% Anglican, 18.0% Catholic, 6.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.7% Uniting Church, 4.1% Christian, nfd, 3.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.0% Baptist, 1.4% Pentecostal, 0.9% Jehovah's Witnesses.

46.2% of people are married, 34.3% have never married and 11.8% are divorced and 3.2% are separated. There are 145 widowed people living in West Launceston.

55.6% of the people living in West Launceston over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 35.3% are working on a part time basis. West Launceston has an unemployment rate of 4.6%.

The main occupations of people living in West Launceston are 27.1% Professionals, 13.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.1% Technicians & trades workers, 12.2% Community & personal service workers, 11.4% Managers, 10.6% Sales workers, 7.9% Labourers, 3.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 0.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from West Launceston work in are 14.3% Health care and social assistance, 12.1% Retail trade, 11.9% Education and training, 8.9% Public administration and safety, 8.1% Accommodation and food services, 7.9% Manufacturing, 5.7% Construction, 5.3% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.4% Financial and insurance services.

33.3% of homes are fully owned, and 38.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 26.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $594 per week and the median household income is $1123 per week.

The median rent in West Launceston is $220 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1328 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for West Launceston postcode 7250

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