Fairfield City

Market characteristics

Fairfield City has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to New South Wales.

The people who live in an area are one of the most important resources that an economy draws upon, both as a market that consumes goods and services and as a source of labour.

This table provides an overview of Fairfield City's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about Fairfield City's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
Market characteristics
Fairfield City20162011Change
NameNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents198,817100.0100.0187,768100.0100.0+11,049
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years37,93319.118.538,22620.419.3-293
15 - 24 years29,50414.812.528,13915.012.9+1,365
25 - 54 years78,99639.740.877,52241.341.4+1,474
55 - 64 Years24,94112.511.921,32911.411.7+3,612
65 years and over27,44013.816.322,55212.014.7+4,888
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school15,9598.08.114,7807.97.9+1,179
Secondary school14,9707.56.214,4987.76.5+472
Total overseas born107,06853.927.698,59952.525.7+8,469
Speaks language other than English at home140,62170.725.1131,10369.822.4+9,518
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all42,97321.64.538,28720.43.9+4,686
Bachelor or higher degree18,21111.323.413,8309.219.9+4,381
Advanced Diploma or Diploma11,5357.28.99,3836.38.3+2,152
Certificate level21,92613.618.119,83413.317.7+2,092
No qualification95,70259.539.190,18260.342.8+5,520
Household income--------------
Nill to $64912,07621.017.8--------
$650 to $1,49918,32431.927.5--------
$1,500 to $2,44911,49120.021.2--------
$2,500 or more 9,34016.323.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house44,65471.264.944,30073.667.9+354
Medium house11,43018.217.911,00518.317.4+425
High density5,7419.215.34,6517.713.3+1,090

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions). Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics,

Fairfield City

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