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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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Key statistics of local residents
Broken Hill City20112006Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents18,517100.0100.019,363100.0100.0-846
Males9,01848.749.39,40548.649.3-387
Females9,49951.350.79,95851.450.7-459
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years3,33418.019.33,80219.619.8-468
15 - 24 years2,18111.812.92,17611.213.3+5
25 - 54 years6,74636.441.47,31037.842.0-564
55 - 64 Years2,59114.011.72,39612.411.0+195
65 years and over3,66519.814.73,67919.013.8-14
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school1,3197.17.91,5888.28.4-269
Secondary school1,0995.96.51,1776.16.7-78
TAFE5603.02.45032.62.5+57
University2331.34.42091.13.6+24
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born8334.525.78604.423.7-27
Non-English speaking backgrounds4592.518.64502.316.8+9
Speaks another language and English well or very well3742.07.14102.16.9-36
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree1,0516.919.99476.116.5+104
Certificate level3,00719.817.72,74817.716.8+259
No qualification8,02152.842.88,79356.545.5-772
Household income--------------
Nil to $5992,58333.521.7--------
$600 to $1,2492,04526.523.4--------
$1,250 to $1,999 1,11114.417.7--------
$2,000 or more 1,07413.926.5--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned3,47043.131.93,98648.933.2-516
Purchasing2,18127.131.92,05925.330.2+122
Renting1,66220.629.11,44817.828.4+214
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house8,81992.167.98,62690.669.1+193
Medium house4915.117.46787.116.9-187
High density780.813.3230.212.4+55

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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