Broken Hill Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Broken Hill (2880) is a suburb of Regional NSW, Far South West, New South Wales. It is about 933 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Broken Hill is in the federal electorate of Farrer.

In the 2011 census the population of Broken Hill was 18,777 and is comprised of approximately 51.2% females and 48.8% males.

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

88.3% of people living in the suburb of Broken Hill were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 1.0% England, 0.6% New Zealand, 0.3% Italy, 0.3% Philippines, 0.2% India, 0.2% Germany, 0.2% Scotland, 0.1% Malta, 0.1% Netherlands, 0.1% Sri Lanka, 0.1% Greece, 0.1% China , 0.1% Croatia, 0.1% South Africa.

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% Italian, 0.4% Other, 0.2% Greek, 0.1% Australian Indigenous Languages , 0.1% Filipino , 0.1% Maltese, 0.1% Hindi, 0.1% Mandarin.

The religious makeup of Broken Hill is 26.7% No religion, 25.1% Catholic, 13.5% Anglican, 12.6% Uniting Church, 12.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 1.4% Christian, nfd, 1.3% Salvation Army, 1.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.2% Baptist, 1.1% Lutheran.

44.3% of people are married, 32.8% have never married and 9.8% are divorced and 3.9% are separated. There are 1421 widowed people living in Broken Hill.

57.7% 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, 26.9% are working on a part time basis. Broken Hill has an unemployment rate of 8.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Broken Hill are 15.7% Technicians & trades workers, 14.8% Professionals, 13.8% Community & personal service workers, 11.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.1% Labourers, 10.9% Managers, 10.9% Machinery operators & drivers, 9.3% Sales workers, 1.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Broken Hill work in are 15.9% Health care and social assistance, 12.9% Retail trade, 10.2% Mining, 9.7% Accommodation and food services, 8.1% Education and training, 7.6% Public administration and safety, 5.6% Construction, 3.8% Transport, postal and warehousing, 3.7% Other services.

45.2% of homes are fully owned, and 29.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 20.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $417 per week and the median household income is $789 per week.

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

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Broken Hill postcode 2880

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