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Facts about Fairfield City

Settlement history

The City’s settlement starts with European settlement in 1791. Although population was minimal until the mid 1800s, the City’s growth was soon spurred by the construction of the railway line in 1856. Land was used mainly for timber cutting and crop farming, and had some vineyards and orchards.  Rapid growth took place in the post-war period as many ex-service men and European migrants settled in the area, which were aided by a migrant camp at Cabramatta and large scale public housing estates. Growth began to steady during the early 1990s, reaching a population of 181,000 in 1996. The population was relatively stable during the late 1990s, and then declined slightly from 2001, to a population of 179,000 in 2006.

Land use

While mainly residential, the LGA contains six (6) industrial and business lands (829.8 hectares), which include large-scale industrial estates at Wetherill Park and Smithfield, as well as local industrial centres. Major commercial centres are located at Fairfield and Cabramatta. The City encompasses a total land area of approximately 104 square kilometres.

Transport

Major roads leading to Fairfield include: the Western Motorway (M4), The Hume Highway, The Cumberland Highway, The Western Sydney Orbital, South Western Motorway (M5), and various railway lines and bus services.

Major features

Major features of Fairfield City include: Western Sydney Regional Park that draws agricultural based tourism and recreation, Chipping Norton Lakes with its extensive waterways and recreation facilities.  The City also has more than 450 parks incorporating a diverse range of recreational settings such as children's playgrounds, youth facilities, public art, picnic areas and landscape features, extensive network of cycleways, walking trails, sportsgrounds and bush parks; four major business and retail centres; a range of cultural cuisines; temples; Fairfield Markets; and the Fairfield Showground, which hosts many large-scale events and is capable of holding from 80 to 20,000 people.

All industry sectors in Fairfield City ranked by Output

This report shows the gross revenue generated by businesses and organisations in Fairfield (C).

The total output estimate for Fairfield (C) is $15,677.599 million.

Fairfield City

(Dec 2012)
Industry Sector

$M

%

Manufacturing

$7,256.399

46.3 %

Wholesale Trade

$1,411.724

9.0 %

Rental, Hiring & Real Estate Services

$1,379.921

8.8 %

Construction

$962.409

6.1 %

Transport, Postal & Warehousing

$737.736

4.7 %

Retail Trade

$527.432

3.4 %

Health Care & Social Assistance

$493.467

3.1 %

Education & Training

$486.316

3.1 %

Financial & Insurance Services

$408.031

2.6 %

Accommodation & Food Services

$379.684

2.4 %

Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

$351.191

2.2 %

Public Administration & Safety

$340.459

2.2 %

Other Services

$269.111

1.7 %

Administrative & Support Services

$267.551

1.7 %

Information Media & Telecommunications

$128.950

0.8 %

Electricity, Gas, Water & Waste Services

$104.540

0.7 %

Arts & Recreation Services

$68.899

0.4 %

Mining

$52.126

0.3 %

Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing

$51.654

0.3 %

Total

$15,677.599

 

All industry sectors in Fairfield City ranked by Local Sales

Fairfield City

(Dec 2012)

Industry Sector

$M

%

Manufacturing

$1,848.338

41.6 %

Transport, Postal & Warehousing

$377.007

8.5 %

Construction

$364.390

8.2 %

Wholesale Trade

$347.041

7.8 %

Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

$270.309

6.1 %

Financial & Insurance Services

$231.318

5.2 %

Administrative & Support Services

$225.552

5.1 %

Rental, Hiring & Real Estate Services

$216.373

4.9 %

Other Services

$119.447

2.7 %

Retail Trade

$103.349

2.3 %

Information Media & Telecommunications

$65.534

1.5 %

Accommodation & Food Services

$59.205

1.3 %

Public Administration & Safety

$54.947

1.2 %

Electricity, Gas, Water & Waste Services

$49.552

1.1 %

Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing

$35.697

0.8 %

Mining

$30.043

0.7 %

Education & Training

$28.252

0.6 %

Arts & Recreation Services

$10.196

0.2 %

Health Care & Social Assistance

$7.159

0.2 %

Total

$4,443.710