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Launceston TAS


Located in the North East area of Tasmania, Launceston is in the West Tamar local government area, and within the electoral seat of Lyons.

Launceston at a glance

Postcode: 7250

Latitude: -41.46

Longitude: 147.0820001

Altitude: (metres above sea level)

Population of Launceston TAS

At the 2021 national census, the population of 7250 (Including Launceston) was 51133 people. Out of those, 24584 were male and 26551 were female.

7181 (14.04%) of those people were born outside Australia, and the remaining 41797 people were born in Australia. 1771 (3.46%) of these people are Indigenous Australians.

Map of Launceston

Here is a map of Launceston, Tasmania and surrounds.

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