Broken Hill City

Market characteristics

Broken Hill City has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to New South Wales.

The people who live in an area are one of the most important resources that an economy draws upon, both as a market that consumes goods and services and as a source of labour.

This table provides an overview of Broken Hill City's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about Broken Hill City's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
Market characteristics
Broken Hill City20162011Change
NameNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents17,708100.0100.018,517100.0100.0-809
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years2,93816.618.53,33418.019.3-396
15 - 24 years1,91110.812.52,18111.812.9-270
25 - 54 years6,33535.840.86,74636.441.4-411
55 - 64 Years2,66515.111.92,59114.011.7+74
65 years and over3,86521.816.33,66519.814.7+200
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school1,2377.08.11,3197.17.9-82
Secondary school9805.56.21,0995.96.5-119
Total overseas born7964.527.68334.525.7-37
Speaks language other than English at home4392.525.14102.222.4+29
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all420.24.5600.33.9-18
Bachelor or higher degree1,2648.623.41,0516.919.9+213
Advanced Diploma or Diploma8045.48.96424.28.3+162
Certificate level3,39723.018.13,00719.817.7+390
No qualification7,19548.739.18,02152.842.8-826
Household income--------------
Nill to $6492,06927.917.8--------
$650 to $1,4992,33331.527.5--------
$1,500 to $2,4491,25116.921.2--------
$2,500 or more 85711.623.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house8,85592.164.98,81992.167.9+36
Medium house5786.017.94915.117.4+87
High density0--15.3780.813.3-78

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions). Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics,

Broken Hill City

economic profile