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Broken Hill CityPopulation forecast

Broken Hill City

Population, households and dwellings

The number of dwellings in Broken Hill City is forecast to grow from 9,653 in 2016 to 9,833 in 2046, with the average household size remaining stable from 2.18 to 2.16 by 2046.

This summary shows the results of the forecasts for population, households and dwellings in Broken Hill City. The period 2016 to 2026, as the short to medium term, is likely to be the most accurate and useful forecast information for immediate planning purposes.

It is important to look at the relationship between population and average household size. If the average household size is falling, then there will need to be growth in the number of households (and dwellings for them to live in) to maintain or grow the population.

Forecast population, households and dwellings
Broken Hill CityForecast year
Summary2016202120262031203620412046
Population18,11417,74919,07518,53718,54118,55618,340
Change in population (5yrs)---3651,326-538315-215
Average annual change---0.41%1.45%-0.57%0.00%0.02%-0.23%
Households8,0327,8618,3738,2058,2298,2528,182
Average household size2.182.182.192.182.172.172.16
Population in non private dwellings593593726672672672672
Dwellings9,6539,6839,7139,7439,7739,8039,833
Dwelling occupancy rate83.2181.1886.2084.2184.2084.1883.21
Source: Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2046, prepared by .id (informed decisions), April 2022.

Key findings

In 2016, the total population of Broken Hill City was estimated to be 18,114 people. It is expected to increase by over 423 people to 18,537 by 2026, at an average annual growth rate of 0.23%. This is based on an increase of over 173 households during the period, with the average number of persons per household remaining stable from 2.18 to 2.18 by 2026.

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