Broken Hill

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code UCL113003
People 17,589
Male 48.6%
Female 51.4%
Median age 45
Families 4,501
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 9,532
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $962
Median monthly mortgage repayments $953
Median weekly rent $190
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5

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People

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Demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 8,554 48.6 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 9,033 51.4 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 1,502 8.5 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 17,589 people in Broken Hill. Of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 8.5% of the population.

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Age Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 45 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 965 5.5 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 1,011 5.7 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 943 5.4 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 944 5.4 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 956 5.4 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 1,105 6.3 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 988 5.6 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 862 4.9 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 987 5.6 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 1,104 6.3 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 1,228 7.0 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 1,397 7.9 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 1,249 7.1 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 1,141 6.5 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 897 5.1 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 674 3.8 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 543 3.1 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 593 3.4 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Broken Hill was 45 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 21.9% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 6,044 41.2 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 614 4.2 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 1,608 11.0 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 1,230 8.4 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 5,163 35.2 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Broken Hill aged 15 years and over, 41.2% were married and 15.2% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 5,130 41.2 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 1,421 11.4 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 5,899 47.4 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Broken Hill, of people aged 15 years and over, 41.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.4% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 301 6.2 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 1,119 23.0 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 97 2.0 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 13 0.3 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 930 19.1 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 3 0.1 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 27 0.6 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 415 8.5 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 252 5.2 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 95 2.0 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,618 33.2 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Broken Hill 27.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.1% were in primary school, 19.8% in secondary school and 13.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,253 8.5 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 799 5.5 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 515 3.5 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 2,345 16.0 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,234 8.4 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 647 4.4 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 2,755 18.8 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 30 0.2 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 3 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 2,426 16.5 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 32 0.2 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 2,261 15.4 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Broken Hill, 8.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 19.6% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 5.5% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australian 8,369 36.4 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3
English 6,745 29.4 2,302,481 23.3 7,852,224 25.0
Irish 1,652 7.2 741,671 7.5 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 1,467 6.4 587,052 5.9 2,023,470 6.4
German 845 3.7 236,146 2.4 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Broken Hill were Australian 36.4%, English 29.4%, Irish 7.2%, Scottish 6.4% and German 3.7%.

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Broken Hill (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 15,267 86.9 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 156 0.9 226,564 3.0 907,570 3.9
Philippines 124 0.7 86,749 1.2 232,386 1.0
New Zealand 72 0.4 117,136 1.6 518,466 2.2
India 50 0.3 143,459 1.9 455,389 1.9
Germany 33 0.2 29,541 0.4 102,595 0.4

In Broken Hill, 86.9% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 0.9%, Philippines 0.7%, New Zealand 0.4%, India 0.3% and Germany 0.2%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 1,079 6.1 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 679 3.9 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 377 2.1 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 13,703 77.9 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Broken Hill, 77.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 6.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 14,207 81.0 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 401 2.3 359,370 4.8 1,403,096 6.0
Italy 179 1.0 128,148 1.7 470,138 2.0
Philippines 120 0.7 106,423 1.4 270,177 1.2
Malta 115 0.7 38,934 0.5 100,031 0.4

In Broken Hill, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 81.0%, England 2.3%, Italy 1.0%, Philippines 0.7% and Malta 0.7%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 14,545 82.8 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 300 1.7 322,472 4.3 1,302,147 5.6
Philippines 168 1.0 124,029 1.7 325,049 1.4
Italy 120 0.7 107,243 1.4 395,775 1.7
New Zealand 99 0.6 139,899 1.9 608,329 2.6

In Broken Hill, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 82.8%, England 1.7%, Philippines 1.0%, Italy 0.7% and New Zealand 0.6%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 6,182 35.2 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 4,070 23.2 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 2,149 12.2 1,161,810 15.5 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 1,780 10.1 684,969 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 1,630 9.3 217,258 2.9 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Broken Hill were No Religion, so described 35.2%, Catholic 23.2%, Anglican 12.2%, Not stated 10.1% and Uniting Church 9.3%. In Broken Hill, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (59.1%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Italian 45 0.3 75,694 1.0 271,597 1.2
Filipino 37 0.2 24,214 0.3 71,220 0.3
Tagalog 34 0.2 45,130 0.6 111,273 0.5
Maltese 19 0.1 12,327 0.2 31,987 0.1
Malayalam 19 0.1 13,881 0.2 53,206 0.2
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English only spoken at home 15,607 88.7 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 291 3.8 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Broken Hill 88.7% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Italian 0.3%, Filipino 0.2%, Tagalog 0.2%, Maltese 0.1% and Malayalam 0.1%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 4,201 55.9 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 2,162 28.8 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 485 6.5 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 664 8.8 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 7,512 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Broken Hill. Of these 55.9% were employed full time, 28.8% were employed part-time and 8.8% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 763 11.1 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 589 8.6 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 814 11.9 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 1,425 20.8 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 2,777 40.5 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Broken Hill, 11.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Professionals 1,109 16.2 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Community and Personal Service Workers 1,049 15.3 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Technicians and Trades Workers 1,012 14.8 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Labourers 754 11.0 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Clerical and Administrative Workers 750 10.9 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Machinery Operators and Drivers 716 10.4 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3
Sales Workers 699 10.2 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Managers 633 9.2 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0

The most common occupations in Broken Hill included Professionals 16.2%, Community and Personal Service Workers 15.3%, Technicians and Trades Workers 14.8%, Labourers 11.0%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 10.9%, Machinery Operators and Drivers 10.4%, Sales Workers 10.2% and Managers 9.2%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Silver-Lead-Zinc Ore Mining 453 6.7 631 0.0 3,153 0.0
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 414 6.1 119,350 3.5 411,808 3.9
Aged Care Residential Services 260 3.8 67,209 2.0 211,621 2.0
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 226 3.3 74,487 2.2 254,275 2.4
Primary Education 212 3.1 65,204 1.9 231,198 2.2

Of the employed people in Broken Hill, the most common responses for industry of employment included Silver-Lead-Zinc Ore Mining 6.7%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 6.1%, Aged Care Residential Services 3.8%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.3% and Primary Education 3.1%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 526 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,276 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 962 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Broken Hill was $526.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 4,800 70.2 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 408 6.0 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
Walked only 320 4.7 130,957 3.9 370,427 3.5
Worked at home 153 2.2 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
Motorbike/scooter 48 0.7 21,159 0.6 64,580 0.6
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People who travelled to work by public transport 51 0.7 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 5,250 76.6 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Broken Hill, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 70.2%, Car, as passenger 6.0%, Walked only 4.7%, Worked at home 2.2% and Motorbike/scooter 0.7%. On the day, 0.7% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 76.6% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 9,133 62.3 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,565 24.3 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,915 13.0 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,698 18.4 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Broken Hill, of people aged 15 years and over, 62.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.3% provided care for children and 13.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 2,309 15.7 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 3,568 24.3 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,704 11.6 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 1,556 10.6 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Broken Hill, 24.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 1,909 42.4 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,465 32.5 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 1,052 23.4 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 75 1.7 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Broken Hill, 32.5% were couple families with children, 42.4% were couple families without children and 23.4% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 17.6 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.4 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Broken Hill, 17.6% of single parents were male and 82.4% were female.

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Employment status of couple families

Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 655 19.4 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 101 3.0 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 580 17.2 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 405 12.0 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 220 6.5 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 948 28.1 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 203 6.0 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 261 7.7 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Broken Hill, of couple families with children, 19.4% had both partners employed full-time, 3.0% had both employed part-time and 17.2% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Dwellings

dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles | internet connection

Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 7,150 79.5 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,846 20.5 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Broken Hill, 79.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 20.5% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 6,760 94.5 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 168 2.3 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 183 2.6 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 16 0.2 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Broken Hill, 94.5% were separate houses, 2.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.6% were flats or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 19 0.3 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 258 3.6 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 1,445 20.2 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 3,841 53.8 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 1,341 18.8 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 237 3.3 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Broken Hill, of occupied private dwellings 3.6% had 1 bedroom, 20.2% had 2 bedrooms and 53.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.2 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 3,020 42.2 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 2,115 29.6 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,682 23.5 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 40 0.6 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 293 4.1 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Broken Hill, 42.2% were owned outright, 29.6% were owned with a mortgage and 23.5% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 4,428 62.0 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 2,532 35.5 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 182 2.5 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Broken Hill, of all households, 62.0% were family households, 35.5% were single person households and 2.5% were group households.

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Household income Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 32.1 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.0 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Broken Hill, 32.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 8.0% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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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 % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 190 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.0 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.0 -- 12.9 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and 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.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 953 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.8 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 3.2 -- 7.4 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and 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.

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Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 685 9.6 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 2,930 41.0 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 2,239 31.3 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 873 12.2 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 416 5.8 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Broken Hill, 41.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 31.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.2% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 1,920 26.9 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 4,936 69.1 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 286 4.0 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Broken Hill, 69.1% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics

People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 737 49.3 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 757 50.7 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Broken Hill, 49.3% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.7% were female. The median age was 22 years.

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Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households. These tables represent occupied private dwellings where at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander person was present.

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,031 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Broken Hill, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,031.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Broken Hill % Broken Hill New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 200 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 986 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Broken Hill, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $986.

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Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.