2011 Census QuickStats

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Fairfield (NSW)

Code SSC10862 (SSC)
People 17,032
Male 8,331
Female 8,701
Median age 34
Families 4,505
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 5,998
Average people per household 3
Median weekly household income $813
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,647
Median weekly rent $290
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.3
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 17,032 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 8,331 48.9 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 8,701 51.1 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 106 0.6 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 17,032 people in Fairfield (NSW) (State Suburbs) of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population.

Age Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,330 7.8 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,138 6.7 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,096 6.4 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,146 6.7 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,260 7.4 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,362 8.0 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,268 7.4 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,208 7.1 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,258 7.4 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,165 6.8 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,118 6.6 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 950 5.6 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 733 4.3 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 559 3.3 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 502 2.9 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 422 2.5 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 311 1.8 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 207 1.2 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Fairfield (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 6,489 48.2 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 616 4.6 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,098 8.1 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 830 6.2 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,440 33.0 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Fairfield (NSW) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 48.2% were married and 12.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 46 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 51 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 74 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Fairfield (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 46 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 6,111 47.5 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 339 2.6 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 6,425 49.9 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Fairfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 2.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 33 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Fairfield (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 47 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 225 4.0 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 877 15.7 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 310 5.5 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 88 1.6 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 969 17.3 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 251 4.5 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 54 1.0 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 613 10.9 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 633 11.3 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 335 6.0 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,248 22.3 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,603 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Fairfield (NSW) (State Suburbs) 32.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 22.7% were in primary school, 22.7% in secondary school and 22.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 5,563 32.7 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 14,129 88.0 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 433 2.7 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 291 1.8 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,207 7.5 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Fairfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), 7.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 88.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,228 55.8 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,444 25.0 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 384 6.6 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 726 12.6 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,782 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 5,782 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Fairfield (NSW) (State Suburbs). Of these 55.8% were employed full time, 25.0% were employed part-time and 12.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 503 9.9 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 450 8.9 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 488 9.6 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,339 26.5 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,888 37.3 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Fairfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), 9.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 37.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Fairfield (NSW) (State Suburbs) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

Occupation Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 339 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 892 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 813 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Fairfield (NSW) (State Suburbs) was $339.

Travel to work, top responses Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,445 47.8 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,999 22.3 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,724 12.8 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 854 6.3 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Fairfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 22.3% provided care for children and 12.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 6.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,241 16.6 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,164 16.1 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 960 7.1 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,083 8.0 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Fairfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), 16.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 7.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.0% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,016 22.6 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,260 50.2 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,095 24.3 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 133 3.0 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Fairfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), 50.2% were couple families with children, 22.6% were couple families without children and 24.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 12.9 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 87.1 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Fairfield (NSW) (State Suburbs) 12.9% of single parents were male and 87.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,643 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,900 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Fairfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,900 and those without children was $1,643.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 386 11.8 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 76 2.3 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 223 6.8 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 585 17.8 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 271 8.3 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,381 42.1 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 151 4.6 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 206 6.3 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Fairfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 11.8% had both partners employed full-time, 2.3% had both employed part-time and 6.8% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,552 94.8 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 307 5.2 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Fairfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), 94.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,443 44.0 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,051 18.9 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,044 36.8 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 11 0.2 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Fairfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), 44.0% were separate houses, 18.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 36.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 36 0.6 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 353 6.4 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,254 40.6 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,904 34.3 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 850 15.3 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 155 2.8 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.6 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Fairfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 6.4% had 1 bedroom, 40.6% had 2 bedrooms and 34.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.6. The average household size was 3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,220 22.0 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,310 23.6 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,783 50.1 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 34 0.6 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 205 3.7 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Fairfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), 22.0% were owned outright, 23.6% were owned with a mortgage and 50.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 4,244 76.5 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,172 21.1 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 134 2.4 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Fairfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), of all households, 76.5% were family households, 21.1% were single person households and 2.4% were group households.

Household income Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 34.2 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.9 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Fairfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), 34.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.9% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 290 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 70.8 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 29.2 -- 11.6 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,647 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.1 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.9 -- 10.5 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 1,131 20.4 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,363 42.6 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,290 23.2 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 499 9.0 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 268 4.8 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Fairfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), 42.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 23.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 9.0% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 103 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 46 44.7 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 57 55.3 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 26 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Fairfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), there were 103 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 46 (or 44.7%) were male and 57 (or 55.3%) were female. The median age was 26 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 712 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Fairfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $712.

Mortgage and rent Fairfield (NSW) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 300 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,653 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Fairfield (NSW) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $300 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,653.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | 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 2011 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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