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Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In Broken Hill City 50.3% of the local workers are males and 49.6% are female.

The local workers are made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live. Local workers statistics reveal how the characteristics of the local workers in Broken Hill City vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector local worker requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

NOTE: All tables in the local workers section are based on Census employment data which differ from the NIEIR employment estimates. See data notes for more details.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

Local workers key statistics - All industries
Broken Hill City2016
NameNumber%New South Wales %
Local workers------
Total local workers (Census)6,849100.0100.0
Age structure------
15 - 24 years94513.814.0
25 - 54 years4,19961.366.6
55 - 64 years1,38320.215.0
65 years and over3244.74.3
Top three industries------
Health care and social assistance1,31018.511.9
Education and training5878.38.0
Top three occupations------
Community and personal service workers1,02615.010.4
Technicians and trades workers98414.412.7
Hours worked------
Full time4,25362.163.1
Part time2,43235.534.9
Bachelor or higher degree1,12816.532.6
Advanced diploma or diploma5808.511.1
Certificate level2,22432.522.2
No qualifications2,67739.131.1
Individual Income------
Less than $5001,28018.717.2
$500 -$1,7494,15160.660.8
$1,750 or more1,25518.320.5
Method of Travel to Work------
Public Transport270.416.0
Walked only3374.93.9
Other Characteristics------
Born overseas4015.932.8
Speaks a language other than English at home2353.426.4
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016781.16.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.