2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Fairfield (C)

Code LGA12850 (LGA)
People 179,893
Male 88,963
Female 90,930
Median age 34
Australian citizenship 153,920
People born overseas 92,559
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 572
Families 47,286
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 58,730
Average people per household 3.2
Median weekly household income $873
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,500
Median weekly rent $180
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People — demographics
People Fairfield (C) % Australia %
Total 179,893 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 88,963 49.5 9,799,252 49.4
Female 90,930 50.5 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,113 0.6 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 179,893 people were usually resident in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Of the total population 0.6% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Fairfield (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 12,025 6.7 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 26,754 14.9 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 27,344 15.2 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 76,071 42.3 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 17,615 9.8 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 20,085 11.2 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 34 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 21.6% of people usually resident in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 21.0% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 34 years.

Selected characteristics Fairfield (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 153,920 85.6 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 92,559 51.5 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 572 0.3 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 85.6% of people usually resident in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 51.5% were born overseas and 0.3% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Fairfield (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 71,977 51.0 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 15,636 11.1 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 8,305 5.9 936,813 5.9
Never married 45,192 32.0 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 51.0% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas) were married, 11.1% were either separated or divorced, 5.9% were widowed and 32.0% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Fairfield (C) % Australia %
Australia 74,700 41.5 14,072,944 70.9
 
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 44,104 60.2 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 16,200 22.1 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 1,954 2.7 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 3,284 4.5 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 7,725 10.5 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 58,786 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 73,267 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 73,267 people aged 15 years and over in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 60.2% worked full-time, 22.1% worked part-time, 2.7% were away from work, 4.5% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 10.5% were unemployed. 58,786 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

Median weekly incomes Fairfield (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 319 -- 466 --
Family 946 -- 1,171 --
Household 873 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $319, the median family income was $946 and the median household income was $873.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Fairfield (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 10,775 22.8 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 25,419 53.8 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 10,110 21.4 823,254 15.8
Other family 982 2.1 89,686 1.7
Total families 47,286 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 47,286 families in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 22.8% were couple families without children, 53.8% were couple families with children, 21.4% were one parent families and 2.1% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

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

Dwelling type Fairfield (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 56,130 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 58,730 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 56,130 occupied private dwellings were counted in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Fairfield (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 42,898 76.4 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 5,960 10.6 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 7,022 12.5 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 220 0.4 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 30 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas), 76.4% were separate houses, 10.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Tenure Fairfield (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 18,082 32.2 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 17,210 30.7 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 16,374 29.2 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 219 0.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 4,244 7.6 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas), 32.2% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 30.7% were owned with a mortgage and 29.2% were rented.

Landlord type Fairfield (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 8,262 50.5 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 4,179 25.5 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 3,557 21.7 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 374 2.3 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 50.5% were rented from a real estate agent, 25.5% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 21.7% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Fairfield (C) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 180 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,500 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 3.2 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $180. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,500. The average people per household was 3.2 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.2.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Fairfield (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 44,497 79.3 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 8,335 14.8 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 1,078 1.9 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas), 79.3% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 14.8% were single (or lone) person households and 1.9% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 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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