2001 Census QuickStats

All people - location on Census Night

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Fairfield (C)

Code LGA12850 (LGA)
People 181,300
Male 90,428
Female 90,872
Australian citizenship 155,982
People born overseas 95,343
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 636
Families 46,974
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 57,717
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Fairfield (C) % Australia %
Total 181,300 -- 18,769,249 --
Male 90,428 49.9 9,270,466 49.4
Female 90,872 50.1 9,498,783 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,118 0.6 410,003 2.2

On Census Night 7th August 2001, 181,300 people were counted in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female. Of the total population 0.6% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Fairfield (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 13,038 7.2 1,243,969 6.6
5-14 years 28,028 15.5 2,668,506 14.2
15-24 years 27,629 15.2 2,566,346 13.7
25-54 years 79,718 44.0 8,159,808 43.5
55-64 years 15,005 8.3 1,759,742 9.4
65 years and over 17,882 9.9 2,370,878 12.6

On Census Night 2001 in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas) there were 41,066 children aged 0-14 years and 32,887 people aged 55 years and over.

Selected characteristics Fairfield (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 155,982 86.0 16,559,774 88.2
People born overseas 95,343 52.6 4,105,444 21.9
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 636 0.3 203,101 1.1

On Census Night 2001 in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas), 155,982 people were Australian citizens, 95,343 were born overseas and 636 people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Fairfield (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 74,539 53.2 7,635,947 51.4
Separated or divorced 14,079 10.0 1,609,314 10.8
Widowed 8,029 5.7 919,904 6.2
Never married 43,588 31.1 4,691,609 31.6

On Census Night 2001 in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas), 53.2% of people aged 15 years and over were married, 10.0% were separated or divorced, 5.7% were widowed and 31.1% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Fairfield (C) % Australia %
Australia 75,337 41.6 13,629,481 72.6
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Fairfield (C) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Fairfield (C) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Fairfield (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 44,750 60.3 5,360,693 59.8
Worked part-time 16,865 22.7 2,689,709 30.0
Hours worked not stated 3,198 4.3 248,204 2.8
Unemployed 9,431 12.7 660,709 7.4
Not in the labour force 60,115 -- 5,265,426 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 74,244 -- 8,959,315 --
 
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During the week prior to Census Night 2001, 74,244 people aged 15 years and over in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 60.3% worked full-time, 22.7% worked part-time, 4.3% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 12.7% were unemployed. 60,115 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Fairfield (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Fairfield (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Expand Families category,
includes family type

Families — family type
Family type Fairfield (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 10,569 22.5 1,764,167 35.7
Couple family with children 26,847 57.2 2,321,165 47.0
One parent family 8,639 18.4 762,632 15.4
Other family 919 2.0 88,864 1.8
Total families 46,974 -- 4,936,828 --

On Census Night 2001 in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas), 46,974 families were counted: of these, 22.5% were couple families without children, 57.2% were couple families with children, 18.4% were one parent families and 2.0% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household type

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Fairfield (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 55,123 95.5 7,072,202 90.8
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 57,717 -- 7,790,079 --

On Census Night 2001 in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas), 55,123 occupied private dwellings were counted.

Dwelling structure Fairfield (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 42,176 76.5 5,327,309 75.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 5,703 10.3 632,176 8.9
Flat, unit or apartment 6,440 11.7 923,139 13.1
Other dwelling 472 0.9 134,274 1.9
Dwelling type not stated 332 0.6 55,304 0.8

On Census Night 2001, of occupied private dwellings counted in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas), 76.5% were separate houses, 10.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.

Tenure Fairfield (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 23,406 42.5 2,810,917 39.7
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 11,467 20.8 1,872,132 26.5
Rented (includes rent-free) 15,868 28.8 1,858,324 26.3
Other tenure type 1,331 2.4 196,026 2.8
Tenure type not stated 3,053 5.5 334,803 4.7

On Census Night 2001 in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas), 42.5% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 20.8% were being purchased and 28.8% were rented.

Landlord type Fairfield (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 7,372 46.5 813,633 43.8
State or Territory housing authority 4,361 27.5 317,171 17.1
Other landlord type 3,852 24.3 705,122 37.9
Landlord type not stated 282 1.8 22,398 1.2

On Census Night 2001 in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented 46.5% were rented from a real estate agent, 27.5% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 24.3% were rented from an other landlord type.

Dwellings — household type
Household type Fairfield (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 44,606 80.9 4,866,031 68.8
Single (or lone) person households 7,662 13.9 1,616,213 22.9
Group households 1,073 1.9 262,551 3.7

On Census Night 2001 in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas), 80.9% of the occupied private dwellings were family households, 13.9% were single (or lone) person households and 1.9% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 9/03/2006

Data for this Quickstats has been sourced from the 2001 Basic Community Profile catalogue No. 2001.0 and the 2001 Indigenous Profile catalogue No. 2002.0. Indigenous Statistics are only available for selected geographic areas. The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2001 Census of Population & Housing held on 7 August 2001. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2001 Census of Population & Housing held on 7 August 2001. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2001 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. www.abs.gov.au/census

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