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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Fairfield (Vic.)

Code SSC20480 (SSC)
People 5,946
Male 2,990
Female 2,956
Median age 36
Families 1,433
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 2,679
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,407
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $290
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Fairfield (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Total 5,946 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,990 50.3 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,956 49.7 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 30 0.5 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 5,946 people in Fairfield (Vic.) (State Suburbs) of these 50.3% were male and 49.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

Age Fairfield (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 372 6.3 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 306 5.1 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 257 4.3 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 289 4.9 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 416 7.0 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 633 10.6 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 558 9.4 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 533 9.0 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 551 9.3 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 451 7.6 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 355 6.0 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 310 5.2 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 234 3.9 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 168 2.8 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 147 2.5 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 154 2.6 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 125 2.1 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 87 1.5 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Fairfield (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Fairfield (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,997 39.8 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 107 2.1 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 362 7.2 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 186 3.7 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,366 47.2 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Fairfield (Vic.) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 39.8% were married and 9.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Fairfield (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 46 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 30 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Fairfield (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 46 years and the median age of people never married was 30 years.

Social marital status Fairfield (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,857 41.7 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 563 12.7 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,028 45.6 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Fairfield (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 41.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Fairfield (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 46 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 34 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Fairfield (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 46 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Fairfield (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 114 6.3 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 252 13.9 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 98 5.4 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 37 2.0 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 137 7.6 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 76 4.2 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 61 3.4 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 192 10.6 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 409 22.6 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 62 3.4 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 371 20.5 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,809 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Fairfield (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 30.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 21.3% were in primary school, 15.1% in secondary school and 33.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Fairfield (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Fairfield (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 4,053 68.2 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Fairfield (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,183 39.1 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 466 8.4 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 345 6.2 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,586 46.3 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Fairfield (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 46.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 39.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Fairfield (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Fairfield (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Fairfield (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,033 60.1 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,024 30.3 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 167 4.9 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 161 4.8 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,385 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,385 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Fairfield (Vic.) (State Suburbs). Of these 60.1% were employed full time, 30.3% were employed part-time and 4.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Fairfield (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 366 11.3 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 336 10.4 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 325 10.1 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 558 17.3 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,469 45.5 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Fairfield (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 11.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Fairfield (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 36 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Fairfield (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 36 years.

Occupation Fairfield (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Fairfield (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Fairfield (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 691 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,035 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,407 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Fairfield (Vic.) (State Suburbs) was $691.

Travel to work, top responses Fairfield (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Fairfield (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,770 75.2 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,250 24.9 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 516 10.3 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,001 20.0 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Fairfield (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.9% provided care for children and 10.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Fairfield (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,423 28.4 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,464 29.2 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 525 10.5 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 356 7.1 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Fairfield (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 29.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Fairfield (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 580 40.5 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 649 45.3 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 156 10.9 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 47 3.3 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Fairfield (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 45.3% were couple families with children, 40.5% were couple families without children and 10.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Fairfield (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.9 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.1 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Fairfield (Vic.) (State Suburbs) 20.9% of single parents were male and 79.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Fairfield (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 2,304 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,856 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Fairfield (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,856 and those without children was $2,304.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Fairfield (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 301 24.6 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 62 5.1 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 312 25.5 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 168 13.7 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 55 4.5 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 189 15.4 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 83 6.8 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 55 4.5 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Fairfield (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 24.6% had both partners employed full-time, 5.1% had both employed part-time and 25.5% 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 (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,382 92.8 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 184 7.2 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Fairfield (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 92.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Fairfield (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,252 52.6 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 259 10.9 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 853 35.8 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 13 0.5 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Fairfield (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 52.6% were separate houses, 10.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 35.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Fairfield (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.2 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 441 18.5 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 763 32.0 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 831 34.9 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 313 13.1 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 32 1.3 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.5 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Fairfield (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 18.5% had 1 bedroom, 32.0% had 2 bedrooms and 34.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.5. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Fairfield (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 704 29.6 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 696 29.2 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 927 38.9 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 13 0.5 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 42 1.8 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Fairfield (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 29.6% were owned outright, 29.2% were owned with a mortgage and 38.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Fairfield (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 1,409 59.1 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 795 33.3 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 180 7.6 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Fairfield (Vic.) (State Suburbs), of all households, 59.1% were family households, 33.3% were single person households and 7.6% were group households.

Household income Fairfield (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 20.2 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 15.6 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Fairfield (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 20.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 15.6% 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 (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 290 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.8 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.2 -- 9.1 -- 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 (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.0 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.0 -- 10.1 -- 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 (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
None 294 12.3 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,125 47.2 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 720 30.2 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 190 8.0 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 53 2.2 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Fairfield (Vic.) (State Suburbs), 47.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 30.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 8.0% 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 (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 29 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 18 62.1 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 11 37.9 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Fairfield (Vic.) (State Suburbs), there were 29 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 18 (or 62.1%) were male and 11 (or 37.9%) 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 (Vic.) % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 900 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Fairfield (Vic.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.4, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $900.

Mortgage and rent Fairfield (Vic.) % Victoria % 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 3,683 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Fairfield (Vic.) (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 $3,683.

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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