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Fairfield West

Code SSC10865 (SSC)
People 10,759
Male 5,225
Female 5,534
Median age 36
Families 2,889
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 3,285
Average people per household 3.3
Median weekly household income $1,083
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,879
Median weekly rent $335
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Fairfield West % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 10,759 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 5,225 48.6 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,534 51.4 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 76 0.7 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 10,759 people in Fairfield West (State Suburbs) of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.7% of the population.

Age Fairfield West % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 668 6.2 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 796 7.4 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 850 7.9 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 847 7.9 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 689 6.4 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 669 6.2 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 688 6.4 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 778 7.2 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 780 7.3 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 742 6.9 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 652 6.1 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 612 5.7 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 574 5.3 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 509 4.7 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 406 3.8 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 252 2.3 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 173 1.6 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 72 0.7 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Fairfield West (State Suburbs) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Fairfield West % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,358 51.6 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 309 3.7 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 606 7.2 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 469 5.6 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,701 32.0 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Fairfield West (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 51.6% were married and 10.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Fairfield West % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 49 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 71 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Fairfield West (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status Fairfield West % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,122 51.1 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 288 3.6 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,660 45.4 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Fairfield West (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 3.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Fairfield West % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 41 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Fairfield West (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 41 years.

Education Fairfield West % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 155 4.3 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 684 18.9 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 195 5.4 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 54 1.5 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 710 19.6 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 151 4.2 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 48 1.3 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 314 8.7 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 404 11.2 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 97 2.7 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 802 22.2 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,614 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Fairfield West (State Suburbs) 33.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.8% were in primary school, 25.2% in secondary school and 19.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Fairfield West % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 4,785 44.5 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Fairfield West % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 7,864 78.4 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 416 4.1 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 214 2.1 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,541 15.4 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Fairfield West (State Suburbs), 15.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 78.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Fairfield West % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,554 59.6 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,050 24.5 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 301 7.0 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 382 8.9 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,287 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 4,287 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Fairfield West (State Suburbs). Of these 59.6% were employed full time, 24.5% were employed part-time and 8.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Fairfield West % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 412 10.5 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 332 8.5 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 307 7.9 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 994 25.4 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,559 39.9 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Fairfield West (State Suburbs), 10.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.9% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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

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

Median weekly incomes Fairfield West % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 369 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 1,075 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,083 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Fairfield West (State Suburbs) was $369.

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

Unpaid work Fairfield West % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,600 54.5 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,056 24.4 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 963 11.4 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 599 7.1 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Fairfield West (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 54.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.4% provided care for children and 11.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 7.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Fairfield West % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,553 18.4 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,608 19.0 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 684 8.1 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 756 9.0 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Fairfield West (State Suburbs), 19.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Fairfield West % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 728 25.2 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,508 52.2 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 602 20.8 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 51 1.8 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Fairfield West (State Suburbs), 52.2% were couple families with children, 25.2% were couple families without children and 20.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Fairfield West % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 12.1 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 87.9 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Fairfield West (State Suburbs) 12.1% of single parents were male and 87.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Fairfield West % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 1,651 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,021 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Fairfield West (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,021 and those without children was $1,651.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Fairfield West % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 360 16.1 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 35 1.6 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 243 10.9 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 433 19.4 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 194 8.7 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 738 33.0 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 124 5.6 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 107 4.8 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Fairfield West (State Suburbs), of couple families, 16.1% had both partners employed full-time, 1.6% had both employed part-time and 10.9% 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 West % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,107 97.0 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 95 3.0 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Fairfield West (State Suburbs), 97.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 3.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Fairfield West % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,947 94.9 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 143 4.6 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 16 0.5 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Fairfield West (State Suburbs), 94.9% were separate houses, 4.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Fairfield West % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 22 0.7 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 28 0.9 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 114 3.7 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,839 59.2 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,034 33.3 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 68 2.2 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Fairfield West (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.9% had 1 bedroom, 3.7% had 2 bedrooms and 59.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 3.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Fairfield West % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,180 38.0 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,141 36.7 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 664 21.4 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 16 0.5 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 105 3.4 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Fairfield West (State Suburbs), 38.0% were owned outright, 36.7% were owned with a mortgage and 21.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Fairfield West % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 2,674 86.1 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 383 12.3 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 50 1.6 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Fairfield West (State Suburbs), of all households, 86.1% were family households, 12.3% were single person households and 1.6% were group households.

Household income Fairfield West % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 25.0 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.2 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Fairfield West (State Suburbs), 25.0% 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 West % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 335 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.9 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.1 -- 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 West % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,879 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.7 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 15.3 -- 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 West % New South Wales % Australia %
None 223 7.2 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,060 34.1 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,102 35.5 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 607 19.5 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 114 3.7 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Fairfield West (State Suburbs), 34.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.5% 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 West % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 76 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 35 46.1 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 41 53.9 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Fairfield West (State Suburbs), there were 76 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 35 (or 46.1%) were male and 41 (or 53.9%) were female. The median age was 18 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Fairfield West % 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 3.5 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 833 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Fairfield West (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $833.

Mortgage and rent Fairfield West % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 335 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,734 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Fairfield West (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $335 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,734.

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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