Broken Hill CityCommunity profile

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Broken Hill (South)

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Broken Hill (South) is 3,831, with a population density of 0.70 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

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

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 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 between 1991 and 2006, a result of dwelling stock loss and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling. The population and dwelling stock were relatively stable between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

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

Major features

Major features of the area include South Broken Hill Golf Club, Broken Hill Airport, Willyama Common, Alma Oval, Duff Street Park, E T Lamb Oval, Patton Park, R K Sanderson Basketball Stadium, Twin Lakes, Photographic Recollections, Bemax Mineral Separation Plant and one school.