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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for the LGA or other primary area only. What's this?

In 2016, 2% of people in Broken Hill City, came from countries where English was not their first language.

Country of Birth data identifies where people were born and is indicative of the level of cultural diversity in Broken Hill City. The mix of Country of Birth groups is also indicative of historical settlement patterns, as source countries for Australia's immigration program have varied significantly over time.

To get a more complete picture of cultural and ethnic characteristics, Broken Hill City's Country of Birth data should be viewed together with Ancestry, Language Spoken at Home and Religion.

Derived from the Census question:

'In which country was the person born?'

Total population

Birthplace - Ranked by size
Broken Hill City - Overseas born (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
United Kingdom1971.13.42311.23.7-34
Philippines1240.70.4510.30.3+73
New Zealand720.41.11030.61.1-31
India500.30.5480.30.3+2
Germany330.20.4450.20.5-12
Italy300.20.3590.30.4-29
South Africa210.10.3150.10.3+6
United States of America210.10.3160.10.3+5

Excludes countries with fewer than 20 people, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Birthplace - Summary
Broken Hill City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
BirthplaceNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
Total overseas born7594.311.28334.510.8-74
Non-English speaking backgrounds4292.45.84592.55.2-30
Main English speaking countries3301.95.43742.05.6-44
Australia15,36486.980.916,35188.383.8-987
Not stated1,5478.87.91,3347.25.4+213

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Birthplace, 2016
Birthplace, 2016 United Kingdom, Regional NSW: 3.4% Philippines, Regional NSW: 0.4% New Zealand, Regional NSW: 1.1% India, Regional NSW: 0.5% Germany, Regional NSW: 0.4% Italy, Regional NSW: 0.3% United States of America, Regional NSW: 0.3% South Africa, Regional NSW: 0.3% United Kingdom, Broken Hill City: 1.1% Philippines, Broken Hill City: 0.7% New Zealand, Broken Hill City: 0.4% India, Broken Hill City: 0.3% Germany, Broken Hill City: 0.2% Italy, Broken Hill City: 0.2% United States of America, Broken Hill City: 0.1% South Africa, Broken Hill City: 0.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016
Change in birthplace, 2011 to 2016 United Kingdom, Broken Hill City: -34 Philippines, Broken Hill City: +73 New Zealand, Broken Hill City: -31 India, Broken Hill City: +2 Germany, Broken Hill City: -12 Italy, Broken Hill City: -29 United States of America, Broken Hill City: +5 South Africa, Broken Hill City: +6
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the country of birth of the population in Broken Hill City in 2016 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a smaller proportion of people born overseas, as well as a smaller proportion of people from a non-English speaking background.

Overall, 4.3% of the population was born overseas, and 2.4% were from a non-English speaking background, compared with 11.2% and 5.8% respectively for Regional NSW.

The largest non-English speaking country of birth in Broken Hill City was Philippines, where 0.7% of the population, or 124 people, were born.

The major difference between the countries of birth of the population in Broken Hill City and Regional NSW was:

  • A smaller percentage of people born in United Kingdom (1.1% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people born overseas decreased by 74 or 8.9%, and the number of people from a non-English speaking background decreased by 30 or 6.5%.

The largest change in birthplace countries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 was for those born in:

  • Philippines (+73 persons)

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