2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

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Broken Hill

Code UCL114000 (UCL)
People 18,854
Male 9,153
Female 9,701
Median age 42
Australian citizenship 17,080
People born overseas 823
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 43
Families 4,992
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 9,320
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $611
Median monthly mortgage repayment $650
Median weekly rent $110
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Broken Hill % Australia %
Total 18,854 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 9,153 48.5 9,799,252 49.4
Female 9,701 51.5 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,202 6.4 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 18,854 people were usually resident in Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 48.5% were male and 51.5% were female. Of the total population 6.4% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Broken Hill % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,156 6.1 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 2,546 13.5 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 2,128 11.3 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 7,104 37.7 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 2,341 12.4 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 3,580 19.0 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 42 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 19.6% of people usually resident in Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 31.4% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 42 years.

Selected characteristics Broken Hill % Australia %
Australian citizenship 17,080 90.6 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 823 4.4 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 43 0.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 90.6% of people usually resident in Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 4.4% were born overseas and 0.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Broken Hill % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 7,174 47.3 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 2,018 13.3 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 1,428 9.4 936,813 5.9
Never married 4,533 29.9 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 47.3% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 13.3% were either separated or divorced, 9.4% were widowed and 29.9% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Broken Hill % Australia %
Australia 16,453 87.3 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Broken Hill % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Broken Hill % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Broken Hill % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,041 55.0 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 2,090 28.4 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 320 4.4 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 220 3.0 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 681 9.3 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 6,706 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 7,352 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 7,352 people aged 15 years and over in Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 55.0% worked full-time, 28.4% worked part-time, 4.4% were away from work, 3.0% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 9.3% were unemployed. 6,706 people were not in the labour force.

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

Industry of employment, top responses Broken Hill % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Broken Hill % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 333 -- 466 --
Family 814 -- 1,171 --
Household 611 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $333, the median family income was $814 and the median household income was $611.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Broken Hill % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,092 41.9 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 1,797 36.0 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 1,038 20.8 823,254 15.8
Other family 65 1.3 89,686 1.7
Total families 4,992 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 4,992 families in Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 41.9% were couple families without children, 36.0% were couple families with children, 20.8% were one parent families and 1.3% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Broken Hill % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 8,002 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 9,320 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 8,002 occupied private dwellings were counted in Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Broken Hill % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 7,267 90.8 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 221 2.8 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 329 4.1 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 177 2.2 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 8 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), 90.8% were separate houses, 2.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.1% were flats, units or apartments and 2.2% were other dwellings.

Tenure Broken Hill % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,937 49.2 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 2,035 25.4 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,387 17.3 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 61 0.8 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 583 7.3 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), 49.2% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 25.4% were owned with a mortgage and 17.3% were rented.

Landlord type Broken Hill % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 386 27.8 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 135 9.7 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 783 56.5 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 83 6.0 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 27.8% were rented from a real estate agent, 9.7% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 56.5% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Broken Hill % Australia %
Median weekly rent 110 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 650 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $110. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $650. The average people per household was 2.3 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Broken Hill % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 4,920 61.5 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 2,488 31.1 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 135 1.7 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Broken Hill (Urban Centres and Localities), 61.5% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 31.1% were single (or lone) person households and 1.7% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 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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