Fairfax

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code CED309
People 153,463
Male 48.1%
Female 51.9%
Median age 42
Families 41,850
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 66,871
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,298
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,740
Median weekly rent $370
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9

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People

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Demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male 73,821 48.1 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 79,645 51.9 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 3,012 2.0 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 153,463 people in Fairfax. Of these 48.1% were male and 51.9% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.0% of the population.

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Age Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median age 42 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 8,458 5.5 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 10,115 6.6 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 9,892 6.4 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 8,929 5.8 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 7,929 5.2 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 7,848 5.1 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 8,769 5.7 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 9,100 5.9 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 10,611 6.9 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 11,042 7.2 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 10,870 7.1 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 10,490 6.8 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 9,875 6.4 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 9,557 6.2 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 7,321 4.8 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 5,231 3.4 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 3,674 2.4 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 3,752 2.4 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Fairfax was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.2% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Married 62,690 50.2 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 4,309 3.4 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 13,678 10.9 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 6,984 5.6 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 37,341 29.9 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Fairfax aged 15 years and over, 50.2% were married and 14.4% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 55,211 50.0 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 12,622 11.4 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 42,620 38.6 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Fairfax, of people aged 15 years and over, 50.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.4% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Preschool 1,805 4.1 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 9,079 20.7 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,524 3.5 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 2,533 5.8 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 5,714 13.1 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 1,469 3.4 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 2,625 6.0 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 2,390 5.5 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 5,783 13.2 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 1,035 2.4 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 9,824 22.4 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Fairfax 28.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.0% were in primary school, 22.4% in secondary school and 18.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 22,434 17.9 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 13,069 10.5 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 4,490 3.6 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 20,973 16.8 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 18,873 15.1 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 5,639 4.5 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 15,884 12.7 488,554 12.9 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 69 0.1 2,602 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 13 0.0 418 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 7,583 6.1 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 207 0.2 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 12,001 9.6 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Fairfax, 15.1% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 20.4% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 10.5% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
English 69,220 32.0 1,794,999 27.5 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 55,815 25.8 1,649,284 25.3 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 20,286 9.4 564,334 8.7 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 18,983 8.8 486,648 7.5 2,023,470 6.4
German 10,477 4.8 296,387 4.5 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Fairfax were English 32.0%, Australian 25.8%, Irish 9.4%, Scottish 8.8% and German 4.8%.

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Fairfax (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 113,567 74.0 3,343,657 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 9,121 5.9 180,775 3.8 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 6,833 4.5 201,206 4.3 518,466 2.2
South Africa 1,663 1.1 40,131 0.9 162,449 0.7
Germany 976 0.6 20,387 0.4 102,595 0.4
Scotland 922 0.6 21,879 0.5 119,417 0.5

In Fairfax, 74.0% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 5.9%, New Zealand 4.5%, South Africa 1.1%, Germany 0.6% and Scotland 0.6%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 34,874 22.7 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 11,229 7.3 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 8,675 5.7 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 88,184 57.5 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Fairfax, 57.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 22.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 97,306 63.4 2,824,420 60.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 13,204 8.6 287,091 6.1 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 8,096 5.3 236,403 5.0 617,331 2.6
Scotland 2,184 1.4 54,350 1.2 276,038 1.2
South Africa 1,964 1.3 46,102 1.0 190,816 0.8

In Fairfax, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 63.4%, England 8.6%, New Zealand 5.3%, Scotland 1.4% and South Africa 1.3%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 100,075 65.2 2,897,343 61.6 12,643,365 54.0
England 12,480 8.1 264,169 5.6 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 8,163 5.3 236,930 5.0 608,329 2.6
South Africa 1,945 1.3 46,654 1.0 193,412 0.8
Scotland 1,928 1.3 46,925 1.0 245,915 1.1

In Fairfax, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 65.2%, England 8.1%, New Zealand 5.3%, South Africa 1.3% and Scotland 1.3%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 52,470 34.2 1,374,427 29.2 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 27,501 17.9 1,022,514 21.7 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 24,486 16.0 719,718 15.3 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 13,835 9.0 468,042 10.0 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 7,825 5.1 238,313 5.1 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Fairfax were No Religion, so described 34.2%, Catholic 17.9%, Anglican 16.0%, Not stated 9.0% and Uniting Church 5.1%. In Fairfax, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (59.0%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
German 887 0.6 16,488 0.4 79,353 0.3
Afrikaans 532 0.3 12,525 0.3 43,741 0.2
French 444 0.3 11,988 0.3 70,873 0.3
Italian 398 0.3 20,009 0.4 271,597 1.2
Mandarin 381 0.2 69,474 1.5 596,711 2.5
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English only spoken at home 136,631 89.1 3,820,632 81.2 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 4,472 7.4 242,052 13.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Fairfax 89.1% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included German 0.6%, Afrikaans 0.3%, French 0.3%, Italian 0.3% and Mandarin 0.2%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 38,909 52.7 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 26,404 35.7 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 3,364 4.6 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 5,211 7.1 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 73,888 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Fairfax. Of these 52.7% were employed full time, 35.7% were employed part-time and 7.1% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 8,895 13.0 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 7,592 11.1 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 9,913 14.4 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 11,580 16.9 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 27,328 39.8 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Fairfax, 13.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.8% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Professionals 13,818 20.1 423,917 19.8 2,370,966 22.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 10,987 16.0 305,441 14.3 1,447,414 13.5
Clerical and Administrative Workers 8,958 13.0 291,317 13.6 1,449,681 13.6
Community and Personal Service Workers 8,212 12.0 241,956 11.3 1,157,003 10.8
Managers 8,003 11.7 258,509 12.1 1,390,047 13.0
Sales Workers 7,457 10.9 207,795 9.7 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 6,938 10.1 225,268 10.5 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 3,281 4.8 147,636 6.9 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Fairfax included Professionals 20.1%, Technicians and Trades Workers 16.0%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.0%, Community and Personal Service Workers 12.0%, Managers 11.7%, Sales Workers 10.9%, Labourers 10.1% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 4.8%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3,418 5.0 91,756 4.3 411,808 3.9
Cafes and Restaurants 2,095 3.1 49,488 2.3 253,385 2.4
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 1,757 2.6 52,291 2.4 254,275 2.4
Aged Care Residential Services 1,739 2.5 40,967 1.9 211,621 2.0
Primary Education 1,660 2.4 54,394 2.5 231,198 2.2

Of the employed people in Fairfax, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 5.0%, Cafes and Restaurants 3.1%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.6%, Aged Care Residential Services 2.5% and Primary Education 2.4%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Personal 630 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 1,519 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,298 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Fairfax was $630.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 47,280 68.9 1,368,965 64.1 6,574,571 61.5
Worked at home 5,054 7.4 112,422 5.3 503,582 4.7
Car, as passenger 3,113 4.5 112,508 5.3 489,922 4.6
Walked only 1,660 2.4 70,471 3.3 370,427 3.5
Bus 847 1.2 63,829 3.0 323,201 3.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 1,454 2.1 152,230 7.1 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 51,182 74.5 1,523,756 71.3 7,305,271 68.4

In Fairfax, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 68.9%, Worked at home 7.4%, Car, as passenger 4.5%, Walked only 2.4% and Bus 1.2%. On the day, 2.1% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 74.5% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 92,452 74.0 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 35,401 28.3 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 13,702 11.0 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 26,212 21.0 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In Fairfax, of people aged 15 years and over, 74.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.3% provided care for children and 11.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 27,415 21.9 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 35,816 28.7 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 16,808 13.4 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 12,415 9.9 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Fairfax, 28.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 18,111 43.3 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 16,860 40.3 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 6,401 15.3 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 471 1.1 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Fairfax, 40.3% were couple families with children, 43.3% were couple families without children and 15.3% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male -- 18.4 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.6 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In Fairfax, 18.4% of single parents were male and 81.6% were female.

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Employment status of couple families

Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 6,144 17.6 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 1,808 5.2 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 7,948 22.7 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 4,347 12.4 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 2,297 6.6 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 8,456 24.2 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 1,607 4.6 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 2,356 6.7 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In Fairfax, of couple families with children, 17.6% had both partners employed full-time, 5.2% had both employed part-time and 22.7% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Dwellings

dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles | internet connection

Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 56,448 90.2 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 6,139 9.8 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Fairfax, 90.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.8% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Separate house 41,488 73.5 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 7,446 13.2 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 6,341 11.2 186,780 11.3 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 867 1.5 16,809 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Fairfax, 73.5% were separate houses, 13.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.2% were flats or apartments and 1.5% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 285 0.5 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 2,103 3.7 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 9,754 17.3 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 22,079 39.1 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 20,951 37.1 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,277 2.3 40,448 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Fairfax, of occupied private dwellings 3.7% had 1 bedroom, 17.3% had 2 bedrooms and 39.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.5 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Owned outright 17,849 31.6 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 19,508 34.6 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 16,578 29.4 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 1,053 1.9 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 1,463 2.6 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Fairfax, 31.6% were owned outright, 34.6% were owned with a mortgage and 29.4% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Family households 40,894 72.4 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 13,160 23.3 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 2,397 4.2 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Fairfax, of all households, 72.4% were family households, 23.3% were single person households and 4.2% were group households.

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Household income Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 20.3 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.5 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In Fairfax, 20.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 11.5% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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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 Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median rent 370 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.7 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 13.3 -- 12.8 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and 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.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,740 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.5 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.5 -- 6.4 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and 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.

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Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
None 2,360 4.2 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 19,244 34.1 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 22,420 39.7 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 10,725 19.0 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,704 3.0 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In Fairfax, 34.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.0% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 6,345 11.2 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 48,684 86.3 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 1,416 2.5 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Fairfax, 86.3% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics

People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male 1,507 50.0 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 1,508 50.0 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Fairfax, 50.0% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.0% were female. The median age was 23 years.

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Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households. These tables represent occupied private dwellings where at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander person was present.

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,339 -- 1,222 -- 1,203 --

In Fairfax, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,339.

View the data quality statements for: Number of Bedrooms in Private Dwelling (BEDD) Household composition (HHCD) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Fairfax % Fairfax Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 350 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,820 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Fairfax, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $350 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,820.

View the data quality statements for: Rent weekly payments (RNTD) Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.