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Broken Hill City

Population and dwellings

18,027

ABS Estimated Resident Population 2016*

The Census usual resident population of Broken Hill City in 2011 was 18,517, living in 9,614 dwellings with an average household size of 2.22.

There are a number of different ways of measuring the population of an area, all of which give an insight into the size of the place and its rate of growth over different time periods. The Census counts people where they are on the night of the Census (enumerated population) and also by where they usually live (usual residence). Both these populations are useful and form the basis for a range of characteristics collected in the Census.

However, the most accurate count of the total population is Estimated Resident Population, which factors in an estimate of those missed in the Census and those who were overseas on Census night. It is usually higher than either Census count, and is also updated annually after the Census, providing preliminary estimates for up to 5 years.

This page provides the three population counts for Broken Hill City at the last Census, with comparisons to previous Census years for the Census counts only. The current estimate for Broken Hill City at the most recent year available is shown at the top of the page. This figure is a preliminary estimate only and is subject to review after the next Census data are released. Please use with caution.

Also included are a range of sub-population groups and key statistics from the Census (usual resident) population, such as citizens, employed persons and Indigenous population.

These figures all provide the context for the size of the population and growth rate within Broken Hill City and should be looked at in conjunction with other basic demographic information, such as Age Structure, Dwelling Type and Household Size.

The data on this page are sourced from a variety of different tables and designed to give a range of population and dwelling numbers for the area.

Population
Broken Hill City - Total persons20112006Change
PopulationNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Estimated Resident Population19,151----19,753-----602
Usual Resident Population18,517----19,363-----846
Enumerated Population18,754----19,313-----559

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

Selected sub-population categories
Broken Hill City - Total people (Usual residence)20112006Change
Population groupNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Males9,01848.749.39,40548.649.4-387
Females9,49951.350.79,95851.450.6-459
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population1,3947.54.71,2056.23.9+189
Australian citizens16,83490.990.817,50190.491.0-667
Eligible voters (citizens aged 18+)13,17571.269.113,39769.268.3-222
Population over 1515,18382.080.615,56380.479.7-380
Employed Population7,00891.793.96,87990.992.9+129
Overseas visitors (enumerated)49----43----+6

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Dwellings
Broken Hill City - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
DwellingsNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Total dwellings9,614100.0100.09,515100.0100.0+99
Occupied private dwellings8,05683.886.98,15185.787.5-95
Population in non-private dwellings883----824----+59
Average household size (persons per dwelling)2.22--2.432.27--2.47-0.05

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

*Note that this is an estimate based on ERP at the SA1 level. It is subject to review after the next Census data release and may not match .id's population forecasts.

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