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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Urban Centres and Localities

Broken Hill

Code UCL113005 (UCL)
People 18,430
Male 8,972
Female 9,458
Median age 43
Families 4,828
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 9,512
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $785
Median monthly mortgage repayments $956
Median weekly rent $150
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 18,430 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 8,972 48.7 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 9,458 51.3 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,390 7.5 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 18,430 people in Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 48.7% were male and 51.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 7.5% of the population.

Age Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,064 5.8 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,109 6.0 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,152 6.3 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,141 6.2 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,026 5.6 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,010 5.5 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 869 4.7 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 997 5.4 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,114 6.0 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,274 6.9 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,440 7.8 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,298 7.0 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,281 7.0 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 977 5.3 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 811 4.4 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 734 4.0 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 643 3.5 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 490 2.7 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 43 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities) was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 6,630 43.9 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 591 3.9 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,490 9.9 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,406 9.3 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,989 33.0 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 43.9% were married and 13.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities) was 56 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 5,786 44.5 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,418 10.9 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,796 44.6 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 44.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 44 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities) was 56 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 298 5.5 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,174 21.7 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 107 2.0 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 31 0.6 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,059 19.6 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 12 0.2 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 26 0.5 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 559 10.3 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 231 4.3 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 95 1.8 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,819 33.6 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,411 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities) 29.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.3% were in primary school, 20.3% in secondary school and 14.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 16,281 88.3 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,115 6.6 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 733 4.4 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 367 2.2 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 14,592 86.8 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), 86.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 6.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,343 57.2 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,071 27.3 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 548 7.2 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 634 8.3 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 7,596 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 7,596 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 57.2% were employed full time, 27.3% were employed part-time and 8.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 738 10.6 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 566 8.1 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 766 11.0 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,289 18.5 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,058 43.9 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), 10.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

Occupation Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 413 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 996 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 785 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities) was $413.

Travel to work, top responses Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 9,246 61.2 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,747 24.8 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,874 12.4 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,627 17.4 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 61.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.8% provided care for children and 12.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,227 14.7 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,397 22.5 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,851 12.3 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,770 11.7 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), 22.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.7% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,093 43.4 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,624 33.6 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,043 21.6 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 67 1.4 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), 33.6% were couple families with children, 43.4% were couple families without children and 21.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.2 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.8 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities) 17.2% of single parents were male and 82.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,827 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,149 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,149 and those without children was $1,827.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 652 17.5 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 99 2.7 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 639 17.2 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 462 12.4 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 234 6.3 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,083 29.1 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 235 6.3 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 314 8.4 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 17.5% had both partners employed full-time, 2.7% had both employed part-time and 17.2% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,407 83.2 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,497 16.8 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), 83.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 16.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 6,987 94.3 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 74 1.0 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 313 4.2 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 26 0.4 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), 94.3% were separate houses, 1.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 22 0.3 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 158 2.1 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,602 21.6 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 4,090 55.2 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,290 17.4 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 243 3.3 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 2.1% had 1 bedroom, 21.6% had 2 bedrooms and 55.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,336 45.1 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,159 29.2 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,547 20.9 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 50 0.7 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 313 4.2 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), 45.1% were owned outright, 29.2% were owned with a mortgage and 20.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 4,757 64.2 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,502 33.8 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 148 2.0 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 64.2% were family households, 33.8% were single person households and 2.0% were group households.

Household income Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 38.4 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.0 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), 38.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.0% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 150 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.5 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.5 -- 11.6 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 956 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.8 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.2 -- 10.5 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
None 823 11.1 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 3,139 42.4 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,246 30.3 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 834 11.3 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 364 4.9 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), 42.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 30.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.3% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,390 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 660 47.5 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 730 52.5 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 1,390 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 660 (or 47.5%) were male and 730 (or 52.5%) were female. The median age was 20 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 742 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $742.

Mortgage and rent Broken Hill % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 152 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 867 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $152 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $867.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data | These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats | For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2011 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

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