Broken Hill City

Characteristics of the unemployed

8.8% of the resident workforce of Broken Hill City were unemployed in 2016, compared to 6.3% in New South Wales.

The local unemployed resident includes all people who are residents in the local area who are looking for part-time or full-time work. This is an important resource for the local economy, their characteristics inform us about the skills that are available locally, even if they are not currently employed in the local economy.

For an overview of unemployment levels and trends in Broken Hill City go to the Unemployment page.

Data source

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

Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics
Broken Hill City20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons668100.0100.0634100.0100.0+34
Unemployment rate--8.86.3--8.394.1+0.5%
Age structure
15 - 24 years18026.933.121734.22.1-37
25 - 54 years38958.252.934854.93.4+41
55 - 64 years8412.612.36910.90.7+15
65 years and over162.41.830.50.1+13
Looking for
Full-time work45367.855.044470.03.7+9
Part-time work21632.345.018829.72.5+28
Bachelor or higher degree243.620.4203.21.0+4
Advanced diploma or diploma233.48.2182.80.5+5
Certificate level16825.118.412720.01.1+41
No qualifications42663.849.642066.23.3+6
Highest level of schooling
Year 1217426.057.112920.33.2+45
Year 117511.28.26810.70.5+7
Under Year 1039959.732.342266.62.4-23
Education institute attending
Not Attending53580.170.448977.14.5+46
Secondary school253.76.3294.60.3-4
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences001.730.50.1-3
Information Technology121.
Engineering and Related Technologies558.26.8386.00.4+17
Architecture and Building121.82.3132.10.2-1
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies111.
Management and Commerce497.313.5274.30.8+22
Society and Culture192.87.1264.10.4-7
Creative Arts81.
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services192.83.2223.50.2-3
Mixed Field Programmes000.20--0.0--
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home142.135.5162.51.9-2
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201671.012.9--------
Has internet access at home50876.085.940063.15.1+108
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)19829.627.520532.31.8-7

Broken Hill City

economic profile