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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Local Government Areas

Fairfield (C)

Code LGA12850 (LGA)
People 187,766
Male 92,521
Female 95,245
Median age 36
Families 49,714
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 60,195
Average people per household 3.2
Median weekly household income $1,022
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,800
Median weekly rent $280
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Fairfield (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 187,766 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 92,521 49.3 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 95,245 50.7 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,322 0.7 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 187,766 people in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.7% of the population.

Age Fairfield (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 12,372 6.6 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 12,639 6.7 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 13,211 7.0 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 14,354 7.6 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 13,783 7.3 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 13,227 7.0 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 11,858 6.3 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 12,444 6.6 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 13,061 7.0 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 13,352 7.1 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 13,581 7.2 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 11,697 6.2 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 9,638 5.1 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 6,643 3.5 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 5,605 3.0 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 4,468 2.4 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 3,349 1.8 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 2,484 1.3 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Fairfield (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 74,161 49.6 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 5,718 3.8 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 11,658 7.8 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 8,682 5.8 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 49,329 33.0 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 49.6% were married and 11.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Fairfield (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 50 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Fairfield (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 69,226 49.1 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 4,539 3.2 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 67,295 47.7 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 3.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Fairfield (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 40 years.

Education Fairfield (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 2,667 4.4 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 10,408 17.1 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3,459 5.7 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 908 1.5 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 10,719 17.6 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 2,932 4.8 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 846 1.4 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 5,428 8.9 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 7,471 12.3 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 1,798 3.0 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 14,171 23.3 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 60,807 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas) 32.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.3% were in primary school, 23.8% in secondary school and 21.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Fairfield (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 79,555 42.4 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Fairfield (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 141,938 81.0 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 6,768 3.9 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 4,025 2.3 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 22,397 12.8 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas), 12.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 81.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Fairfield (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 44,628 58.8 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 18,934 24.9 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 5,047 6.6 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 7,342 9.7 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 75,951 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 75,951 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 58.8% were employed full time, 24.9% were employed part-time and 9.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Fairfield (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 6,892 10.0 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 5,966 8.7 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 6,080 8.9 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 17,614 25.7 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 27,011 39.4 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas), 10.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Fairfield (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Fairfield (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 369 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,065 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,022 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas) was $369.

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

Unpaid work Fairfield (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 80,148 53.6 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 35,520 23.8 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 17,518 11.7 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 10,927 7.3 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 53.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.8% provided care for children and 11.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 7.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Fairfield (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 28,459 19.0 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 26,647 17.8 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 12,361 8.3 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 12,678 8.5 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas), 17.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Fairfield (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 11,569 23.3 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 25,853 52.0 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 11,227 22.6 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 1,065 2.1 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas), 52.0% were couple families with children, 23.3% were couple families without children and 22.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Fairfield (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 13.7 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 86.3 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas) 13.7% of single parents were male and 86.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Fairfield (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,729 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,047 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,047 and those without children was $1,729.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Fairfield (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 6,060 16.2 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 973 2.6 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 4,390 11.7 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 7,329 19.6 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 2,841 7.6 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 11,594 31.0 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 2,069 5.5 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 2,167 5.8 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 16.2% had both partners employed full-time, 2.6% had both employed part-time and 11.7% 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 (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 55,839 95.7 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,530 4.3 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas), 95.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 4.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Fairfield (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 41,346 74.0 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 7,591 13.6 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 6,686 12.0 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 163 0.3 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas), 74.0% were separate houses, 13.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Fairfield (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 255 0.5 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,972 3.5 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 9,026 16.2 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 25,074 44.9 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 17,981 32.2 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,528 2.7 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.5% had 1 bedroom, 16.2% had 2 bedrooms and 44.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 3.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Fairfield (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 18,139 32.5 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 18,061 32.3 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 17,182 30.8 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 368 0.7 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 2,087 3.7 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas), 32.5% were owned outright, 32.3% were owned with a mortgage and 30.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Fairfield (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 45,957 82.3 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 8,738 15.6 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,141 2.0 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 82.3% were family households, 15.6% were single person households and 2.0% were group households.

Household income Fairfield (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 28.2 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.2 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas), 28.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.2% 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 (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 280 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.4 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.6 -- 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 (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,800 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.6 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.4 -- 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 (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 6,710 12.0 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 18,918 33.9 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 17,632 31.6 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 10,143 18.2 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 2,433 4.4 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas), 33.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 31.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.2% 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 (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,323 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 666 50.3 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 657 49.7 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 1,323 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 666 (or 50.3%) were male and 657 (or 49.7%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Fairfield (C) % 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 3.3 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 988 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $988.

Mortgage and rent Fairfield (C) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 260 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,653 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Fairfield (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $260 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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