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Broken Hill (C)

Code LGA11250 (LGA)
People 18,517
Male 9,017
Female 9,500
Median age 43
Families 4,853
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 9,570
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $786
Median monthly mortgage repayments $953
Median weekly rent $150
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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People — demographics & education
People Broken Hill (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 18,517 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 9,017 48.7 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 9,500 51.3 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,396 7.5 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 18,517 people in Broken Hill (C) (Local Government Areas) 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 (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,071 5.8 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,114 6.0 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,156 6.2 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,145 6.2 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,033 5.6 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,013 5.5 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 876 4.7 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,002 5.4 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,122 6.1 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,282 6.9 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,447 7.8 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,302 7.0 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,292 7.0 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 980 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 646 3.5 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 492 2.7 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 43 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Broken Hill (C) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Broken Hill (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 6,672 44.0 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 594 3.9 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,497 9.9 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,409 9.3 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 5,004 33.0 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Broken Hill (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 44.0% were married and 13.8% were either divorced or separated.

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

The median age of married people in Broken Hill (C) (Local Government Areas) was 56 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Broken Hill (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 5,826 44.6 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,421 10.9 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,816 44.5 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Broken Hill (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 44.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.9% were in a de facto marriage.

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

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Broken Hill (C) (Local Government Areas) was 56 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Broken Hill (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 297 5.5 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,184 21.8 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 104 1.9 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 31 0.6 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,060 19.5 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 12 0.2 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 27 0.5 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 561 10.3 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 234 4.3 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 94 1.7 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,830 33.7 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,434 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Broken Hill (C) (Local Government Areas) 29.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.3% were in primary school, 20.2% in secondary school and 14.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Broken Hill (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 16,351 88.3 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Broken Hill (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,119 6.6 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 733 4.3 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 372 2.2 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 14,663 86.8 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Broken Hill (C) (Local Government Areas), 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 (C) % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Broken Hill (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,371 57.2 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,079 27.2 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 558 7.3 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 633 8.3 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 7,641 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 7,641 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Broken Hill (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 57.2% were employed full time, 27.2% were employed part-time and 8.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Broken Hill (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 736 10.5 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 568 8.1 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 772 11.0 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,300 18.6 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,075 43.9 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Broken Hill (C) (Local Government Areas), 10.5% 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 (C) % 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 (C) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Broken Hill (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 414 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 994 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 786 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Broken Hill (C) (Local Government Areas) was $414.

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

Unpaid work Broken Hill (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 9,287 61.2 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,762 24.8 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,877 12.4 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,638 17.4 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Broken Hill (C) (Local Government Areas), 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 (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,234 14.7 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,418 22.5 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,859 12.2 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,774 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 (C) (Local Government Areas), 22.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.2% 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 (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,102 43.3 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,639 33.8 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,047 21.6 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 66 1.4 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Broken Hill (C) (Local Government Areas), 33.8% were couple families with children, 43.3% were couple families without children and 21.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Broken Hill (C) % 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 (C) (Local Government Areas) 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 (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,827 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,153 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Broken Hill (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,153 and those without children was $1,827.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Broken Hill (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 655 17.5 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 98 2.6 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 644 17.2 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 468 12.5 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 233 6.2 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,091 29.2 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 237 6.3 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 311 8.3 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Broken Hill (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 17.5% had both partners employed full-time, 2.6% 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 (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,435 83.1 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,515 16.9 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Broken Hill (C) (Local Government Areas), 83.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 16.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Broken Hill (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 7,018 94.4 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 25 0.3 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Broken Hill (C) (Local Government Areas), 94.4% were separate houses, 1.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Broken Hill (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 22 0.3 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 160 2.2 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,610 21.7 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 4,099 55.1 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,301 17.5 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 242 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 (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.2% had 1 bedroom, 21.7% had 2 bedrooms and 55.1% 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 (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,347 45.0 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,167 29.1 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,558 21.0 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 49 0.7 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 314 4.2 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Broken Hill (C) (Local Government Areas), 45.0% were owned outright, 29.1% were owned with a mortgage and 21.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Broken Hill (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 4,780 64.3 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,508 33.7 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 149 2.0 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Broken Hill (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 64.3% were family households, 33.7% were single person households and 2.0% were group households.

Household income Broken Hill (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 38.4 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.1 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Broken Hill (C) (Local Government Areas), 38.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.1% 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 (C) % 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 (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 953 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.7 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.3 -- 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 (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 820 11.0 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 3,151 42.4 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,249 30.2 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 849 11.4 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 366 4.9 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Broken Hill (C) (Local Government Areas), 42.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 30.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.4% 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 (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,392 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 660 47.4 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 732 52.6 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Broken Hill (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 1,392 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 660 (or 47.4%) were male and 732 (or 52.6%) 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 (C) % 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 755 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Broken Hill (C) (Local Government Areas), 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 $755.

Mortgage and rent Broken Hill (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 154 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 780 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Broken Hill (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $154 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $780.

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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