Welcome to Launceston City Council area Community Profile

The Launceston City Council area Estimated Resident Population for 2013 is 67,035, with a population density of 0.47 persons per hectare.

The Launceston City Council area is located in northern Tasmania, about 200 kilometres north of the Hobart CBD.

The Launceston City Council area Community Profile provides demographic analysis for the City Council and its suburbs based on results from the 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 Censuses of Population and Housing. The profile is updated with population estimates when the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases new figures.





ABS ERP 2013

Land area


hectares (1,411 Km2)

Population density


persons per hectare

Profile areas
Launceston City Council area

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