2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Fairfield

Code SSC11377 (SSC)
People 15,483
Male 7,607
Female 7,876
Median age 34
Australian citizenship 11,723
People born overseas 9,300
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 63
Families 3,977
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 5,680
Average people per household 3.0
Median weekly household income $666
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,485
Median weekly rent $185
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Fairfield % Australia %
Total 15,483 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 7,607 49.1 9,799,252 49.4
Female 7,876 50.9 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 46 0.3 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 15,483 people were usually resident in Fairfield (State Suburbs): of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Of the total population 0.3% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Fairfield % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,222 7.9 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 2,184 14.1 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 2,276 14.7 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 6,651 43.0 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,299 8.4 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 1,851 12.0 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 34 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 22.0% of people usually resident in Fairfield (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 20.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 34 years.

Selected characteristics Fairfield % Australia %
Australian citizenship 11,723 75.7 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 9,300 60.1 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 63 0.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 75.7% of people usually resident in Fairfield (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 60.1% were born overseas and 0.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Fairfield % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,933 49.1 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,464 12.1 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 805 6.7 936,813 5.9
Never married 3,877 32.1 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 49.1% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Fairfield (State Suburbs) were married, 12.1% were either separated or divorced, 6.7% were widowed and 32.1% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Fairfield % Australia %
Australia 4,771 30.8 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Fairfield % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Fairfield % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,980 55.8 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 1,125 21.1 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 147 2.8 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 266 5.0 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 824 15.4 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 5,724 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 5,342 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 5,342 people aged 15 years and over in Fairfield (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 55.8% worked full-time, 21.1% worked part-time, 2.8% were away from work, 5.0% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 15.4% were unemployed. 5,724 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Fairfield % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Fairfield % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 263 -- 466 --
Family 740 -- 1,171 --
Household 666 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Fairfield (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $263, the median family income was $740 and the median household income was $666.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Fairfield % Australia %
Couple family without children 933 23.5 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 1,975 49.7 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 942 23.7 823,254 15.8
Other family 127 3.2 89,686 1.7
Total families 3,977 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 3,977 families in Fairfield (State Suburbs): of these 23.5% were couple families without children, 49.7% were couple families with children, 23.7% were one parent families and 3.2% 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 % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,191 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 5,680 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 5,191 occupied private dwellings were counted in Fairfield (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Fairfield % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,382 45.9 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 792 15.3 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 1,986 38.3 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 31 0.6 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Fairfield (State Suburbs), 45.9% were separate houses, 15.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 38.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Tenure Fairfield % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,218 23.5 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,050 20.2 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 2,433 46.9 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 13 0.3 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 476 9.2 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Fairfield (State Suburbs), 23.5% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 20.2% were owned with a mortgage and 46.9% were rented.

Landlord type Fairfield % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 1,708 70.2 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 295 12.1 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 380 15.6 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 51 2.1 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Fairfield (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 70.2% were rented from a real estate agent, 12.1% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 15.6% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Fairfield % Australia %
Median weekly rent 185 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,485 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 3.0 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Fairfield (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $185. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,485. The average people per household was 3.0 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.3.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Fairfield % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 3,790 73.0 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 980 18.9 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 151 2.9 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Fairfield (State Suburbs), 73.0% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 18.9% were single (or lone) person households and 2.9% 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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