Who lives in Meander Valley (Tasmania)?
Meander Valley has more children than the Tasmanian average, but the main emerging group is baby boomers (in their 50s in 2006)…
Meander Valley Municipal Council has become the most recent addition to the .id community. Welcome! We’ve just delivered an online community profile for Meander Valley and its suburbs based on the 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2006 Australian Census. It uses Census data to tell the story of Meander Valley’s population – how it compares to the region and how it is changing over time.
This public resource will be available via Council’s website to all staff and the community. It will assist council with planning for service delivery, asset management, housing policies, funding submissions, investment attraction and advocacy work. It is also designed to inform community groups, investors, business, students and the general public. The information will be updated with 2011 Census data when it becomes available in 2012.
- Meander Valley has more children than the Tasmanian average, but the main emerging group is baby boomers (in their 50s in 2006).
- 40.3% of Meander Valley households fully owned their homes, compared to 36.8% for Tasmania and 33.8% for Australia.
- Meander Valley gained population from other parts of northern Tasmania, and from Sydney, while losing population to the Gold Coast.
- The largest share of Meander Valley’s employed population commute into nearby Launceston for work (43% of all workers), while only 20% of the smaller workforce come from Launceston to work in Meander Valley.
- Meander Valley has had consistent population growth of around 1% p.a. for the past 5 years.
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