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Australia | New South Wales | State Suburbs

Fairfield East

Code SSC10863 (SSC)
People 5,074
Male 2,530
Female 2,544
Median age 34
Families 1,267
Average children per family 2.1
All private dwellings 1,641
Average people per household 3.2
Median weekly household income $848
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,842
Median weekly rent $210
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Fairfield East % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 5,074 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,530 49.9 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,544 50.1 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 31 0.6 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 5,074 people in Fairfield East (State Suburbs) of these 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population.

Age Fairfield East % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 377 7.4 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 422 8.3 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 359 7.1 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 383 7.5 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 369 7.3 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 340 6.7 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 320 6.3 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 323 6.4 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 322 6.3 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 332 6.5 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 323 6.4 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 303 6.0 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 244 4.8 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 165 3.3 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 141 2.8 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 149 2.9 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 107 2.1 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 96 1.9 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Fairfield East (State Suburbs) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Fairfield East % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,817 46.4 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 176 4.5 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 306 7.8 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 272 6.9 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,344 34.3 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Fairfield East (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 46.4% were married and 12.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Fairfield East % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Fairfield East (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Fairfield East % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,677 46.1 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 149 4.1 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,810 49.8 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Fairfield East (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 4.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Fairfield East % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 42 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 33 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Fairfield East (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 42 years.

Education Fairfield East % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 83 4.8 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 339 19.7 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 85 4.9 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 40 2.3 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 284 16.5 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 60 3.5 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 30 1.7 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 135 7.9 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 197 11.5 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 38 2.2 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 428 24.9 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,719 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Fairfield East (State Suburbs) 33.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.9% were in primary school, 21.8% in secondary school and 19.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Fairfield East % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 2,124 41.8 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Fairfield East % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,863 81.8 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 252 5.3 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 82 1.7 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 523 11.1 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Fairfield East (State Suburbs), 11.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 81.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Fairfield East % New South Wales % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Fairfield East % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,008 57.0 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 432 24.4 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 118 6.7 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 211 11.9 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,769 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,769 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Fairfield East (State Suburbs). Of these 57.0% were employed full time, 24.4% were employed part-time and 11.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Fairfield East % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 162 10.4 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 132 8.4 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 140 9.0 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 453 29.0 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 555 35.5 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Fairfield East (State Suburbs), 10.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 35.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Fairfield East (State Suburbs) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

Occupation Fairfield East % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Fairfield East % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 339 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 969 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 848 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

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

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

Unpaid work Fairfield East % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,945 49.7 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 911 23.3 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 455 11.6 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 310 7.9 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Fairfield East (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.3% provided care for children and 11.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 7.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Fairfield East % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 682 17.4 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 660 16.9 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 299 7.6 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 310 7.9 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Fairfield East (State Suburbs), 16.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 7.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Fairfield East % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 294 23.2 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 633 50.0 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 313 24.7 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 26 2.1 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Fairfield East (State Suburbs), 50.0% were couple families with children, 23.2% were couple families without children and 24.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Fairfield East % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.3 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.7 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Fairfield East (State Suburbs) 18.3% of single parents were male and 81.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Fairfield East % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,458 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,837 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Fairfield East (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,837 and those without children was $1,458.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Fairfield East % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 136 14.7 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 18 1.9 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 91 9.8 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 178 19.2 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 84 9.1 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 327 35.2 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 42 4.5 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 52 5.6 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Fairfield East (State Suburbs), of couple families, 14.7% had both partners employed full-time, 1.9% had both employed part-time and 9.8% 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 East % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,484 94.2 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 92 5.8 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Fairfield East (State Suburbs), 94.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Fairfield East % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,079 72.8 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 233 15.7 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 168 11.3 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.2 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Fairfield East (State Suburbs), 72.8% were separate houses, 15.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Fairfield East % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.2 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 129 8.7 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 250 16.9 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 662 44.7 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 390 26.3 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 48 3.2 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Fairfield East (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 8.7% had 1 bedroom, 16.9% had 2 bedrooms and 44.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 3.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Fairfield East % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 406 27.4 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 438 29.6 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 566 38.2 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 16 1.1 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 55 3.7 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Fairfield East (State Suburbs), 27.4% were owned outright, 29.6% were owned with a mortgage and 38.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Fairfield East % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 1,164 78.5 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 287 19.4 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 32 2.2 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Fairfield East (State Suburbs), of all households, 78.5% were family households, 19.4% were single person households and 2.2% were group households.

Household income Fairfield East % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 36.2 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.2 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Fairfield East (State Suburbs), 36.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.2% 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 East % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 210 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 81.9 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 18.1 -- 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 East % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,842 -- 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 East % New South Wales % Australia %
None 248 16.7 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 503 33.9 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 447 30.1 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 206 13.9 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 80 5.4 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Fairfield East (State Suburbs), 33.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 30.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.9% 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 East % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 30 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 17 56.7 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 13 43.3 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 43 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Fairfield East (State Suburbs), there were 30 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 17 (or 56.7%) were male and 13 (or 43.3%) were female. The median age was 43 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Fairfield East % 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 1.6 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 420 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Fairfield East (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 1.6, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $420.

Mortgage and rent Fairfield East % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 150 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,179 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Fairfield East (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $150 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,179.

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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