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Fairfield Heights

Code SSC10864 (SSC)
People 6,649
Male 3,248
Female 3,401
Median age 34
Families 1,733
Average children per family 2.1
All private dwellings 2,169
Average people per household 3.2
Median weekly household income $912
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,011
Median weekly rent $330
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 Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 6,649 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,248 48.8 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,401 51.2 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 39 0.6 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 6,649 people in Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs) of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population.

Age Fairfield Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 480 7.2 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 484 7.3 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 431 6.5 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 516 7.8 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 483 7.3 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 456 6.9 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 473 7.1 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 427 6.4 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 445 6.7 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 437 6.6 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 457 6.9 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 390 5.9 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 321 4.8 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 233 3.5 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 206 3.1 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 170 2.6 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 144 2.2 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 94 1.4 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Fairfield Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,464 46.9 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 239 4.6 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 381 7.3 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 376 7.2 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,791 34.1 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 46.9% were married and 11.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Fairfield Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 44 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 51 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 26 -- 25 --

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

Social marital status Fairfield Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,312 46.2 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 161 3.2 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,536 50.6 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 3.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Fairfield Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 31 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Fairfield Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 96 4.3 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 378 16.9 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 85 3.8 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 42 1.9 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 350 15.7 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 99 4.4 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 30 1.3 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 263 11.8 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 211 9.4 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 101 4.5 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 581 26.0 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,236 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs) 33.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 22.6% were in primary school, 21.4% in secondary school and 21.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Fairfield Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 2,348 35.3 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Fairfield Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,341 85.7 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 180 2.9 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 116 1.9 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 593 9.5 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs), 9.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 85.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Fairfield Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,257 55.7 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 565 25.0 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 175 7.8 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 260 11.5 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,257 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,257 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs). Of these 55.7% were employed full time, 25.0% were employed part-time and 11.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Fairfield Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 191 9.6 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 166 8.3 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 206 10.3 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 499 25.0 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 761 38.1 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs), 9.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Fairfield Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 36 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 36 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Fairfield Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 341 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 979 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 912 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs) was $341.

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

Unpaid work Fairfield Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,599 49.5 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,122 21.4 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 729 13.9 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 385 7.3 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 21.4% provided care for children and 13.9% 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 Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 875 16.7 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 821 15.6 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 436 8.3 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 466 8.9 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs), 15.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Fairfield Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 389 22.5 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 868 50.1 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 428 24.7 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 47 2.7 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs), 50.1% were couple families with children, 22.5% were couple families without children and 24.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Fairfield Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 11.7 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 88.3 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs) 11.7% of single parents were male and 88.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Fairfield Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,868 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,017 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,017 and those without children was $1,868.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Fairfield Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 165 13.2 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 28 2.2 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 103 8.2 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 220 17.6 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 84 6.7 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 498 39.7 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 69 5.5 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 86 6.9 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs), of couple families, 13.2% had both partners employed full-time, 2.2% had both employed part-time and 8.2% 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 Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,007 95.1 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 103 4.9 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs), 95.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 4.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Fairfield Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,380 68.7 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 517 25.7 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 108 5.4 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.1 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs), 68.7% were separate houses, 25.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Fairfield Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 11 0.5 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 86 4.3 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 259 12.9 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,084 54.0 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 501 25.0 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 66 3.3 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.3% had 1 bedroom, 12.9% had 2 bedrooms and 54.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 3.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Fairfield Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 553 27.5 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 526 26.2 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 834 41.5 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 12 0.6 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 83 4.1 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs), 27.5% were owned outright, 26.2% were owned with a mortgage and 41.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Fairfield Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 1,606 80.1 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 377 18.8 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 23 1.1 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs), of all households, 80.1% were family households, 18.8% were single person households and 1.1% were group households.

Household income Fairfield Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 31.7 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.3 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs), 31.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.3% 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 Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 330 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 78.9 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 21.1 -- 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 Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,011 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.3 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.7 -- 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 Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
None 268 13.3 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 741 36.9 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 597 29.7 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 288 14.3 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 115 5.7 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs), 36.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 29.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.3% 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 Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 37 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 23 62.2 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 14 37.8 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs), there were 37 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 23 (or 62.2%) were male and 14 (or 37.8%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Fairfield Heights % 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 3.2 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,274 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,274.

Mortgage and rent Fairfield Heights % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 350 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Fairfield Heights (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $350 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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