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Population

The Census usual resident population of Fairfield City in 2016 was 198,817, living in 62,783 dwellings with an average household size of 3.29.

The Census usual resident population of Fairfield City in 2016 was 198,817, living in 62,783 dwellings with an average household size of 3.29.

Key statistics of local residents
Fairfield City20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Population summary -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Total residents 198,817 100.0 100.0 187,768 100.0 100.0 +11,049
Males 97,959 49.3 49.3 92,522 49.3 49.3 +5,437
Females 100,855 50.7 50.7 95,246 50.7 50.7 +5,609
Age structure -- -- -- -- -- -- --
0 - 14 years 37,933 19.1 18.5 38,226 20.4 19.3 -293
15 - 24 years 29,504 14.8 12.5 28,139 15.0 12.9 +1,365
25 - 54 years 78,996 39.7 40.8 77,522 41.3 41.4 +1,474
55 - 64 Years 24,941 12.5 11.9 21,329 11.4 11.7 +3,612
65 years and over 27,440 13.8 16.3 22,552 12.0 14.7 +4,888
Education institute attending -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Primary school 15,959 8.0 8.1 14,780 7.9 7.9 +1,179
Secondary school 14,970 7.5 6.2 14,498 7.7 6.5 +472
TAFE 4,644 2.3 1.9 5,427 2.9 2.4 -783
University 9,879 5.0 5.0 7,469 4.0 4.4 +2,410
Diversity -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Total overseas born 107,068 53.9 27.6 98,599 52.5 25.7 +8,469
Speaks language other than English at home 140,621 70.7 25.1 131,103 69.8 22.4 +9,518
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all 42,973 21.6 4.5 38,287 20.4 3.9 +4,686
Qualifications -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Bachelor or higher degree 18,211 11.3 23.4 13,830 9.2 19.9 +4,381
Advanced Diploma or Diploma 11,535 7.2 8.9 9,383 6.3 8.3 +2,152
Certificate level 21,926 13.6 18.1 19,834 13.3 17.7 +2,092
No qualification 95,702 59.5 39.1 90,182 60.3 42.8 +5,520
Household income -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Nill to $649 12,076 21.0 17.8 -- -- -- --
$650 to $1,499 18,324 31.9 27.5 -- -- -- --
$1,500 to $2,449 11,491 20.0 21.2 -- -- -- --
$2,500 or more 9,340 16.3 23.1 -- -- -- --
Housing tenure -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Owned 18,449 31.0 30.7 18,200 31.6 31.9 +249
Purchasing 16,543 27.8 30.4 18,131 31.4 31.9 -1,588
Renting 20,099 33.7 30.3 17,309 30.0 29.1 +2,790
Dwelling structure -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Separate house 44,654 71.2 64.9 44,300 73.6 67.9 +354
Medium house 11,430 18.2 17.9 11,005 18.3 17.4 +425
High density 5,741 9.2 15.3 4,651 7.7 13.3 +1,090

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

 Qualifications

Local workers qualifications
Fairfield City - All industries20162011Change
Qualification levelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Bachelor or Higher degree 12,751 22.3 32.6 9,945 18.7 27.9 +2,806
Advanced Diploma or Diploma 5,879 10.3 11.1 4,858 9.1 10.5 +1,021
Certificate I and II Level 710 1.2 1.2 720 1.4 1.4 -10
Certificate III & IV Level 10,492 18.4 18.7 9,866 18.6 18.8 +626
Certificate Level, nfd 1,253 2.2 2.3 951 1.8 1.9 +302
No qualification 24,173 42.3 31.1 23,923 45.0 34.9 +250
Inadequately described or not stated 1,841 3.2 2.9 2,903 5.5 4.5 -1,062

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident Workers Occupations

Resident workers occupations
Fairfield City20162011Change
Occupations 
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Managers 5,586 7.8 13.5 5,210 7.6 13.3

 

+376
Professionals 9,927 13.8 23.6 8,906 13.0 22.7 +1,021
Technicians and Trades Workers 10,765 15.0 12.7 10,852 15.8 13.2 -87
Community and Personal Service Workers 7,240 10.1 10.4 5,939 8.7 9.5 +1,301
Clerical and Administrative Workers 10,081 14.0 13.8 10,427 15.2 15.1 -346
Sales Workers 6,861 9.5 9.2 6,392 9.3 9.3 +469
Machinery Operators And Drivers 8,741 12.2 6.1 8,575 12.5 6.4 +166
Labourers 10,610 14.8 8.8 10,156 14.8 8.7 +454
Inadequately described or not stated 2,092 2.9 1.8 2,152 3.1 1.8 -60

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Household Summary

In Fairfield City, 42.3% of households were made up of couples with children in 2016, compared with 35.3% in Greater Sydney.

Fairfield City's household and family structure 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.

To continue building the story, Fairfield City's Household Summary should be viewed in conjunction with Households with Children, Households without Children, Household Size, Age Structure and Dwelling Type.

Household types

Households without children by life stage
Fairfield City - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households without childrenNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Couples without children 9,807 16.5 22.4 9,650 16.7 22.6 +157
Young couples without children 2,224 3.7 8.3 2,148 3.7 8.1 +76
Middle-aged couples without children 2,964 5.0 6.0 3,363 5.8 6.9 -399
Older couples without children 4,619 7.8 8.1 4,139 7.2 7.6 +480
Lone person households 9,008 15.1 20.4 8,731 15.1 21.5 +277
Young lone persons 1,853 3.1 5.8 2,126 3.7 6.5 -273
Middle-aged lone persons 3,229 5.4 6.5 3,057 5.3 6.9 +172
Older lone persons 3,926 6.6 8.1 3,548 6.2 8.0 +378
Group households 1,323 2.2 4.5 1,142 2.0 4.1 +181
Total households without children 20,138 33.8 47.3 19,523 33.9 48.1 +615
Total households 59,582 100.0 100.0 57,664 100.0 100.0 +1,918

Households with children

There are 9,845 couples with young children in Fairfield City in 2016, comprising 16.5% 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 - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Households with childrenNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Couples with children 25,214 42.3 35.3 25,031 43.4 34.8 +183
Couples with young children 9,845 16.5 18.8 10,319 17.9 18.3 -474
Couples with mixed-age children 4,360 7.3 4.7 4,387 7.6 4.9 -27
Couples with older children 11,009 18.5 11.8 10,325 17.9 11.6 +684
Single parents with children 10,639 17.9 10.4 10,228 17.7 10.8 +411
Single parents with young children 2,976 5.0 3.3 3,366 5.8 3.7 -390
Single parents with mixed-age children 1,467 2.5 1.2 1,465 2.5 1.3 +2
Single parents with older children 6,196 10.4 6.0 5,397 9.4 5.8 +799
Total households with children 35,853 60.2 45.8 35,259 61.1 45.6 +594
Total households 59,582 100.0 100.0 57,664 100.0 100.0 +1,918

Household income

In Fairfield City, 16.3% of households earned an income of $2,500 or more per week in 2016.

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 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.

The incomes presented on this page are for the latest Census year only. For comparison of incomes over time, go to Household Income Quartiles.

Weekly household income

In Fairfield City, 19.9% of children aged 0 to 4 years were in households earning $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. When related to age, this shows the household income of the household in which the individual of that age group was counted.

This helps to reveal the socio-economic opportunities available to people of a particular age group and the resources available to them. It can answer questions such as whether the wealth of an area is being shared equally among all ages, or particular groups, eg. children or retirees, have access to significantly higher or lower incomes than the general population.

Note that in some cases, particularly for children, this does not mean that the person in the age group actually receives the income, just that they are in a household with that income.

The incomes presented on this page are for the latest Census year only. For comparison of incomes over time go to Household Income Quartiles.

Weekly household income
Fairfield City - 0 to 4 years2016
Weekly incomeNumber%Greater Sydney
Neg/Nil Income 221 1.9 0.9
$1 - $149 83 0.7 0.3
$150 - $299 167 1.4 0.6
$300 - $399 175 1.5 0.8
$400 - $499 454 3.9 1.7
$500 - $649 606 5.2 2.7
$650 - $799 840 7.2 3.4
$800 - $999 994 8.5 4.4
$1,000 - $1,249 1,002 8.6 6.2
$1,250 - $1,499 979 8.4 6.8
$1,500 - $1,749 799 6.8 6.6
$1,750 - $1,999 724 6.2 6.7
$2,000 - $2,499 1,206 10.3 14.0
$2,500 - $2,999 816 7.0 9.8
$3,000 - $3,499 523 4.5 7.1
$3,500 - $3,999 348 3.0 6.7
$4,000 - $4,499 176 1.5 3.6
$4,500 - $4,999 169 1.4 3.8
$5,000 - $5,999 168 1.4 3.7
$6,000 - $7,999 101 0.9 3.7
$8,000 or more 27 0.2 0.3
Not stated 1,103 9.4 6.4

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 (Enumerated data). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.