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Broken Hill CityCommunity profile

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Broken Hill City

Five year age groups

This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

There were 593 people over the age of 85 living in Broken Hill City in 2016, with largest age group being 55 to 59 year olds.

The Age Structure of Broken Hill City provides key insights into the level of demand for age based services and facilities such as child care. It is also an indicator of Broken Hill City's residential role and function and how it is likely to change in the future.

Five year age groups present a classic age profile of the population. Each age group covers exactly five years, which enables direct comparison between each group.

To get a more complete picture Broken Hill City's Age Structure should be viewed in conjunction with Household Types and Dwelling Types.


Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's date of birth or age?'

Age structure - Five year age groups
Broken Hill City - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Five year age groups (years)Number%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
0 to 49745.55.81,0655.86.3-91
5 to 91,0145.76.41,1136.06.3-99
10 to 149505.46.11,1566.26.7-206
15 to 199495.46.01,1496.26.6-200
20 to 249625.45.61,0325.65.6-70
25 to 291,1166.35.51,0175.55.2+99
30 to 341,0025.75.58734.75.2+129
35 to 398724.95.41,0055.46.1-133
40 to 449895.66.11,1266.16.5-137
45 to 491,1156.36.41,2776.96.9-162
50 to 541,2417.06.81,4487.87.2-207
55 to 591,4047.97.11,3017.06.7+103
60 to 641,2617.16.71,2907.06.5-29
65 to 691,1506.56.49855.35.4+165
70 to 749015.15.08154.44.3+86
75 to 796783.83.77283.93.4-50
80 to 845433.12.66503.52.7-107
85 and over5933.32.74872.62.3+106
Total population17,714100.0100.018,517100.0100.0-803
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information

Dominant groups

Analysis of the five year age groups of Broken Hill City in 2016 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a lower proportion of people in the younger age groups (under 15) and a higher proportion of people in the older age groups (65+).

Overall, 16.6% of the population was aged between 0 and 15, and 21.8% were aged 65 years and over, compared with 18.4% and 20.6% respectively for Regional NSW.

The major differences between the age structure of Broken Hill City and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of persons aged 25 to 29 (6.3% compared to 5.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons aged 55 to 59 (7.9% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 10 to 14 (5.4% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons aged 15 to 19 (5.4% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

From 2011 to 2016, Broken Hill City's population decreased by 803 people (4.3%). This represents an average annual population change of -0.88% per year over the period.

The largest changes in age structure in this area between 2011 and 2016 were in the age groups:

  • 50 to 54 (-207 persons)
  • 10 to 14 (-206 persons)
  • 15 to 19 (-200 persons)
  • 65 to 69 (+165 persons)