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Population

Fairfield City

2011

2006

Change

 

Number

%

Greater Sydney

Number

%

Greater Sydney

2006 to 2011

Population (excluding O/S visitors)

187,768

100.0

100.0

179,893

100.0

100.0

+7,875

Males

92,522

49.3

49.2

88,960

49.5

49.3

+3,562

Females

95,246

50.7

50.8

90,933

50.5

50.7

+4,313

Australian citizens

159,734

85.1

82.5

153,923

85.6

82.7

+5,811

Eligible Voters (citizens aged 18+)

119,214

63.5

62.4

113,360

63.0

62.3

+5,854

Overseas Visitors

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--

 

 

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Qualifications

23,213 people in Fairfield City have a tertiary qualification.

Educational Qualifications relate to education outside of primary and secondary school and are one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such as Employment Status, Income and Occupation, Fairfield City's Educational Qualifications help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of the area and identify skill gaps in the labour market.

Highest qualification achieved

Fairfield City

2011

2006

Change

Qualification level

Number

%

Greater Sydney

Number

%

Greater Sydney

2006 to 2011

Bachelor or Higher degree

13,830

9.2

24.1

10,588

7.5

20.0

+3,242

Advanced Diploma or Diploma

9,383

6.3

9.0

7,515

5.3

8.1

+1,868

Vocational

19,834

13.3

15.1

18,004

12.8

14.9

+1,830

No qualification

90,182

60.3

40.5

85,778

60.8

42.7

+4,404

Not stated

16,314

10.9

11.3

19,227

13.6

14.3

-2,913

Total persons aged 15+

149,543

100.0

100.0

141,112

100.0

100.0

+8,431

Industry sector of employment

Fairfield City

2011

2006

Change

Industry sector

Number

%

Greater Sydney

Number

%

Greater Sydney

2006 to 2011

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

359

0.5

0.4

300

0.5

0.4

+59

Mining

44

0.1

0.2

45

0.1

0.2

-1

Manufacturing

12,234

17.8

8.5

13,268

20.2

9.7

-1,034

Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services

519

0.8

0.9

428

0.7

0.8

+91

Construction

5,863

8.5

7.1

5,752

8.8

7.1

+111

Retail Trade

7,921

11.5

9.8

7,606

11.6

10.5

+315

Wholesale trade

3,790

5.5

5.3

3,930

6.0

5.6

-140

Accommodation and Food Services

4,236

6.2

6.2

3,613

5.5

6.0

+623

Transport, Postal and Warehousing

4,617

6.7

5.3

4,286

6.5

5.4

+331

Information Media and Telecommunications

1,149

1.7

3.0

1,196

1.8

3.0

-47

Financial and Insurance Services

3,186

4.6

6.6

2,874

4.4

6.4

+312

Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services

807

1.2

1.8

854

1.3

1.9

-47

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

3,143

4.6

9.6

2,927

4.5

8.9

+216

Administrative and Support Services

2,338

3.4

3.5

2,262

3.5

3.4

+76

Public Administration and Safety

2,771

4.0

5.6

2,480

3.8

5.6

+291

Education and Training

2,910

4.2

7.6

2,467

3.8

7.2

+443

Health Care and Social Assistance

5,885

8.6

10.9

4,881

7.4

10.0

+1,004

Arts and Recreation Services

713

1.0

1.6

584

0.9

1.4

+129

Other Services

3,112

4.5

3.7

2,752

4.2

3.7

+360

Inadequately described or not stated

3,011

4.4

2.6

3,039

4.6

2.8

-28

Total employed persons aged 15+

68,608

100.0

100.0

65,544

100.0

100.0

+3,064

households 290px Household Summary

In Fairfield City, 43% of households are made up of couples with children compared with 35% in Greater Sydney.

Fairfield City's household and family structure of is one of the most important demographic indicators. It reveals the area's residential role and function, era of settlement and provides key insights into the level of demand for services and facilities as most are related to age and household types.

Household types

Fairfield City

2011

2006

Change

Households by type

Number

%

Greater Sydney

Number

%

Greater Sydney

2006 to 2011

Couples with children

25,031

43.4

34.8

24,796

44.2

34.1

+235

Couples without children

9,650

16.7

22.6

9,304

16.6

22.0

+346

One parent families

10,228

17.7

10.8

9,426

16.8

10.6

 

+802

Other families

1,058

1.8

1.4

973

1.7

1.4

+85

Group household

1,142

2.0

4.1

1,080

1.9

3.9

+62

Lone person

8,731

15.1

21.5

8,337

14.9

21.6

+394

Other not classifiable household

1,532

2.7

4.1

1,930

3.4

5.6

-398

Visitor only households

292

0.5

0.9

286

0.5

0.8

+6

Total households

57,664

100.0

100.0

56,132

100.0

100.0

+1,532

Households with children

There are 10,319 couples with young children in Fairfield City in 2011, comprising 18% of households.

Households with Children require different services and facilities than other household types, and their needs change as both adults and children age. When many families in an area are at the same stage in their individual lifecycles, it creates a suburb lifecycle. Knowing where a suburb is in a cycle of change helps planners make evidence-based decisions about the demand for services both now and in the future.

For Households with Children in Fairfield City, life stage is based on the age of children in the household. The age of the parent(s) is not taken into account.

  • Young children: Children aged under 15 only
  • Mixed age children: One or more children under 15 and one or more children over 15 (must have 2 or more children)
  • Older children: Children aged 15 and over only

To continue building the story, Fairfield City's Household data should be viewed in conjunction with Household Size, Age Structure and Dwelling Type.

Households with children by life stage

Fairfield City

2011

2006

Change

Households with children

Number

%

Greater Sydney

Number

%

Greater Sydney

2006 to 2011

Couples with children

25,031

43.4

34.8

24,796

44.2

34.1

+235

Couples with young children

10,319

17.9

18.3

10,794

19.2

17.7

-475

Couples with mixed-age children

4,387

7.6

4.9

4,537

8.1

5.1

-150

Couples with older children

10,325

17.9

11.6

9,465

16.9

11.3

+860

Single parents with children

10,228

17.7

10.8

9,426

16.8

10.6

+802

Single parents with young children

3,366

5.8

3.7

3,591

6.4

4.0

-225

Single parents with mixed-age children

1,465

2.5

1.3

1,362

2.4

1.3

+103

Single parents with older children

5,397

9.4

5.8

4,473

8.0

5.3

+924

Total households with children

35,259

61.1

45.6

34,222

61.0

44.7

+1,037

Total households

57,664

100.0

100.0

56,132

100.0

100.0

+1,532

Household income

In Fairfield City, 11% of households earned $2,500 or more per week.

Households form the common 'economic unit' in our society. Fairfield City's Household Income is one of the most important indicators of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such as Educational Qualifications and Occupation, it helps to reveal the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of Fairfield City. It is important to note that income data is not necessarily a measure of wealth. For example, if an area has a large number of retirees this will produce a higher proportion of households with low income but the retirees may have large capital wealth. For this reason, household income should be viewed in conjunction with Age and Household Composition.

Weekly household income

Fairfield City

2011

Weekly income

Number

%

Greater Sydney

Negative Income/Nil Income

1,015

1.8

1.6

$1-$199

1,232

2.2

1.5

$200-$299

2,072

3.7

2.5

$300-$399

3,572

6.4

5.1

$400-$599

6,059

10.8

7.6

$600-$799

5,759

10.3

7.1

$800-$999

4,639

8.3

6.8

$1000-$1249

4,809

8.6

7.3

$1250-$1499

4,133

7.4

6.8

$1500-$1999

5,893

10.5

11.3

$2000-$2499

4,122

7.3

8.4

$2500-$2999

2,566

4.6

9.5

$3000-$3499

1,555

2.8

5.7

$3500-$3999

873

1.6

2.9

$4000-$4999

698

1.2

2.8

$5000 or more

444

0.8

2.7

Not stated

6,690

11.9

10.5

Total households

56,131

100.0

100.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.