Broken Hill CityCommunity profile

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Broken Hill (North)

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Broken Hill (North) is 14,196, with a population density of 1.23 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Broken Hill (North) is bounded by Unincorporated New South Wales (Far West) in the north, east and west, and the western railway line in the south.

Settlement history

Settlement dates from the 1850s, with land used mainly for grazing. Population was minimal until the late 1800s, with growth through to the early 1900s, spurred by silver, lead and zinc mining and improved access. Expansion resumed in the post-war years. From the early 1970s the population declined, due largely to the closure and consolidation of mining operations. The population continued to decline from the early 1990s, a result of dwelling stock loss, and a decline in dwelling occupancy rates and the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

Land use

Broken Hill (North) encompasses the northern part of the Broken Hill township and surrounding rural and industrial/mining areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include the Broken Hill CBD, Centro Westside (shopping centre), Broken Hill Golf & Country Club, Royal Flying Doctor Service (Broken Hill Base), Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, Silver City Mint & Art Centre, Broken Hill Entertainment Centre, Albert Kersten Mining & Minerals Museum, Whites Mineral Art & Mining Museum, Line of Lode Miners Memorial, Broken Hill Mosque Museum, Sulphide Street Railway Museum, numerous galleries (including Absaloms Gallery, Howard William Steer Art Gallery, Images of Australia, Julie Hart Gallery, Pro Hart Gallery and The Horizon Gallery), Broken Hill Hospital, Broken Hill Regional Aquatic Centre, A J Keast Park, Bill Renfrew Oval, Duke of Cornwall Park, Jubilee Oval, Memorial Oval, Norm Fox Oval, ONeil Park, Picton Oval, Police Youth Club Oval, Queen Elizabeth Park, Sturt Park, Broken Hill Racecourse, Broken Hill Speedway, White Rocks Historical Site, Joe Keenan Lookout, Stephens Creek Reservoir, Perilya Broken Hill Mine, CBH RASP Mine, Imperial Lake, TAFE NSW Western Institute (Broken Hill College), School of the Air and numerous other schools.