2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Fairfield Heights

Code SSC11381 (SSC)
People 6,003
Male 2,957
Female 3,046
Median age 35
Australian citizenship 4,794
People born overseas 3,418
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 22
Families 1,543
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 2,092
Average people per household 3.1
Median weekly household income $781
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,733
Median weekly rent $218
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Fairfield Heights % Australia %
Total 6,003 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 2,957 49.3 9,799,252 49.4
Female 3,046 50.7 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 19 0.3 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 6,003 people were usually resident in Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs): of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Of the total population 0.3% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Fairfield Heights % Australia %
People
0-4 years 409 6.8 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 867 14.4 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 871 14.5 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 2,459 41.0 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 564 9.4 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 832 13.9 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 35 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 21.3% of people usually resident in Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 23.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 35 years.

Selected characteristics Fairfield Heights % Australia %
Australian citizenship 4,794 79.9 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 3,418 56.9 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 22 0.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 79.9% of people usually resident in Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 56.9% were born overseas and 0.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Fairfield Heights % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,290 48.5 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 534 11.3 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 348 7.4 936,813 5.9
Never married 1,553 32.9 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 48.5% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs) were married, 11.3% were either separated or divorced, 7.4% were widowed and 32.9% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Fairfield Heights % Australia %
Australia 2,149 35.8 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Fairfield Heights % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Fairfield Heights % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,247 58.1 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 433 20.2 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 58 2.7 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 101 4.7 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 307 14.3 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 2,204 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 2,146 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 2,146 people aged 15 years and over in Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 58.1% worked full-time, 20.2% worked part-time, 2.7% were away from work, 4.7% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 14.3% were unemployed. 2,204 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Fairfield Heights % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 274 -- 466 --
Family 877 -- 1,171 --
Household 781 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $274, the median family income was $877 and the median household income was $781.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Fairfield Heights % Australia %
Couple family without children 358 23.2 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 789 51.1 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 359 23.3 823,254 15.8
Other family 37 2.4 89,686 1.7
Total families 1,543 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 1,543 families in Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs): of these 23.2% were couple families without children, 51.1% were couple families with children, 23.3% were one parent families and 2.4% were other families.

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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 Heights % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,953 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 2,092 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 1,953 occupied private dwellings were counted in Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Fairfield Heights % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,232 63.1 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 672 34.4 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 38 1.9 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 11 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 Heights (State Suburbs), 63.1% were separate houses, 34.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Tenure Fairfield Heights % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 591 30.3 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 425 21.8 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 765 39.2 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 3 0.2 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 169 8.7 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs), 30.3% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 21.8% were owned with a mortgage and 39.2% were rented.

Landlord type Fairfield Heights % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 460 60.1 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 159 20.8 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 130 17.0 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 14 1.8 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 60.1% were rented from a real estate agent, 20.8% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 17.0% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Fairfield Heights % Australia %
Median weekly rent 218 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,733 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 3.1 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $218. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,733. The average people per household was 3.1 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.2.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Fairfield Heights % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 1,462 74.9 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 359 18.4 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 28 1.4 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs), 74.9% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 18.4% were single (or lone) person households and 1.4% 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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