Broken Hill LocalStats Australia

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In the 2011 census the population of Broken Hill was 18,517 and is comprised of approximately 51.3% females and 48.7% males.

The median/average age of the people in Broken Hill is 43 years of age.

88.3% of people living in the region of Broken Hill were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 1.2% United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, 0.6% New Zealand, 0.3% Italy, 0.3% Philippines, 0.3% India, 0.2% Germany, 0.1% Malta, 0.1% Greece, 0.1% Sri Lanka.

91.4% of people living in Broken Hill speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.4% Other, 0.4% Italian, 0.2% Greek, 0.1% Australian Indigenous Languages , 0.1% Filipino , 0.1% Maltese, 0.1% Mandarin, 0.1% Hindi.

The religious makeup of Broken Hill is 26.7% No religion, 25.2% Catholic, 13.3% Anglican, 12.5% Uniting Church, 12.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 1.4% Christian, nfd, 1.3% Salvation Army, 1.2% Baptist, 1.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.1% Lutheran.

44.0% of people are married, 33.0% have never married and 9.9% are divorced and 3.9% are separated. There are 1409 widowed people living in Broken Hill.

57.2% of the people living in Broken Hill over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.2% are working on a part time basis. Broken Hill has an unemployment rate of 8.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Broken Hill are 15.8% Technicians & trades workers, 15.0% Professionals, 14.1% Community & personal service workers, 11.8% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.2% Labourers, 11.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 9.8% Managers, 9.5% Sales workers, 1.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Broken Hill work in are 16.2% Health care and social assistance, 13.2% Retail trade, 10.4% Mining, 9.7% Accommodation and food services, 8.3% Education and training, 7.7% Public administration and safety, 5.7% Construction, 3.8% Transport, postal and warehousing, 3.8% Other services.

45.0% of homes are fully owned, and 29.1% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 20.9% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $414 per week and the median household income is $786 per week.

The median rent in Broken Hill is $150 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $953 per month.