2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Fairfield West

Code SSC11383 (SSC)
People 10,301
Male 5,103
Female 5,198
Median age 35
Australian citizenship 9,031
People born overseas 5,133
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 20
Families 2,826
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 3,258
Average people per household 3.3
Median weekly household income $970
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,517
Median weekly rent $220
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People — demographics
People Fairfield West % Australia %
Total 10,301 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 5,103 49.5 9,799,252 49.4
Female 5,198 50.5 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 47 0.5 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 10,301 people were usually resident in Fairfield West (State Suburbs): of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Of the total population 0.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Fairfield West % Australia %
People
0-4 years 646 6.3 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 1,651 16.0 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 1,433 13.9 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 4,203 40.8 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,181 11.5 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 1,188 11.5 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 35 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 22.3% of people usually resident in Fairfield West (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 23.0% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 35 years.

Selected characteristics Fairfield West % Australia %
Australian citizenship 9,031 87.7 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 5,133 49.8 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 20 0.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 87.7% of people usually resident in Fairfield West (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 49.8% were born overseas and 0.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Fairfield West % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,253 53.1 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 844 10.5 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 415 5.2 936,813 5.9
Never married 2,496 31.2 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 53.1% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Fairfield West (State Suburbs) were married, 10.5% were either separated or divorced, 5.2% were widowed and 31.2% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Fairfield West % Australia %
Australia 4,576 44.4 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Fairfield West % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Fairfield West % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,610 60.9 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 935 21.8 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 123 2.9 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 205 4.8 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 414 9.7 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 3,313 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 4,287 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 4,287 people aged 15 years and over in Fairfield West (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 60.9% worked full-time, 21.8% worked part-time, 2.9% were away from work, 4.8% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 9.7% were unemployed. 3,313 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Fairfield West % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 342 -- 466 --
Family 993 -- 1,171 --
Household 970 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Fairfield West (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $342, the median family income was $993 and the median household income was $970.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Fairfield West % Australia %
Couple family without children 689 24.4 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 1,503 53.2 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 583 20.6 823,254 15.8
Other family 51 1.8 89,686 1.7
Total families 2,826 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 2,826 families in Fairfield West (State Suburbs): of these 24.4% were couple families without children, 53.2% were couple families with children, 20.6% were one parent families and 1.8% 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 West % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,163 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 3,258 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 3,163 occupied private dwellings were counted in Fairfield West (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Fairfield West % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,029 95.8 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 105 3.3 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 25 0.8 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 4 0.1 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Fairfield West (State Suburbs), 95.8% were separate houses, 3.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Tenure Fairfield West % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,227 38.8 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,107 35.0 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 618 19.5 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 13 0.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 197 6.2 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Fairfield West (State Suburbs), 38.8% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 35.0% were owned with a mortgage and 19.5% were rented.

Landlord type Fairfield West % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 367 59.4 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 69 11.2 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 163 26.4 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 17 2.8 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Fairfield West (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 59.4% were rented from a real estate agent, 11.2% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 26.4% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Fairfield West % Australia %
Median weekly rent 220 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,517 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 3.3 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Fairfield West (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $220. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,517. The average people per household was 3.3 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.2.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Fairfield West % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 2,660 84.1 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 378 12.0 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 44 1.4 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Fairfield West (State Suburbs), 84.1% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 12.0% 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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