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In Broken Hill City, 20% of households were made up of couples with children in 2011, compared with 27% in Regional NSW.

Broken Hill City's household and family structure is one of the most important demographic indicators. It reveals the area's residential role and function, era of settlement and provides key insights into the level of demand for services and facilities as most are related to age and household types.

To continue building the story, Broken Hill City's Household Summary should be viewed in conjunction with Households with Children, Households without Children, Household Size, Age Structure and Dwelling Type.

Derived from the Census question:

‘What is the person’s relationship (to each other person in the household)?’

Households

Household type
Broken Hill City - Total households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Households by typeNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Couples with children1,62820.226.71,84922.728.2-221
Couples without children2,06625.627.72,09625.727.4-30
One parent families1,01012.511.31,01412.411.3-4
Other families710.90.9670.80.9+4
Group household1501.93.01431.82.9+7
Lone person2,50631.125.62,52230.924.6-16
Other not classifiable household3434.32.82623.22.9+81
Visitor only households2813.52.01982.41.8+83

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Household type, 2011
Household type, 2011 Lone person, Regional NSW: 25.6% Group household, Regional NSW: 3.0% Other families, Regional NSW: 0.9% One parent families, Regional NSW: 11.3% Couples without children, Regional NSW: 27.7% Couples with children, Regional NSW: 26.7% Lone person, Broken Hill City: 31.1% Group household, Broken Hill City: 1.9% Other families, Broken Hill City: 0.9% One parent families, Broken Hill City: 12.5% Couples without children, Broken Hill City: 25.6% Couples with children, Broken Hill City: 20.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011
Change in household type, 2006 to 2011 Lone person, Broken Hill City: -16 Group household, Broken Hill City: +7 Other families, Broken Hill City: +4 One parent families, Broken Hill City: -4 Couples without children, Broken Hill City: -30 Couples with children, Broken Hill City: -221
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the household/family types in Broken Hill City in 2011 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a lower proportion of couple families with child(ren) as well as a higher proportion of one-parent families. Overall, 20.2% of total families were couple families with child(ren), and 12.5% were one-parent families, compared with 26.7% and 11.3% respectively for Regional NSW.

There were a higher proportion of lone person households and a lower proportion of couples without children. Overall, the proportion of lone person households was 31.1% compared to 25.6% in Regional NSW while the proportion of couples without children was 25.6% compared to 27.7% in Regional NSW.

Emerging groups

The number of households in Broken Hill City decreased by 96 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in family/household types in Broken Hill City between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • Couples with children (-221 households)

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