Fairfield Heights

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC11479
People 7,517
Male 48.7%
Female 51.3%
Median age 35
Families 1,920
Average children per family
for families with children 2.1
for all households (a) 1.2
All private dwellings 2,335
Average people per household 3.4
Median weekly household income $1,116
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,993
Median weekly rent $400
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6

(a) This label has been updated to more accurately reflect the Census concept shown in this data item. The data has not changed.

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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
Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 3,658 48.7 3,686,014 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 3,859 51.3 3,794,217 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 41 0.5 216,176 2.9 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 7,517 people in Fairfield Heights. Of these 48.7% were male and 51.3% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

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Age Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median age 35 -- 38 -- 38 --
0-4 years 521 6.9 465,135 6.2 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 543 7.2 478,184 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 520 6.9 443,009 5.9 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 526 7.0 448,425 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 534 7.1 489,673 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 553 7.4 527,161 7.0 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 499 6.6 540,360 7.2 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 487 6.5 499,724 6.7 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 456 6.1 503,169 6.7 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 516 6.9 492,440 6.6 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 485 6.4 485,546 6.5 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 493 6.6 469,726 6.3 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 388 5.2 420,044 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 319 4.2 384,470 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 215 2.9 292,556 3.9 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 198 2.6 217,308 2.9 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 133 1.8 155,806 2.1 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 137 1.8 167,506 2.2 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Fairfield Heights was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.3% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Married 2,888 48.7 2,965,280 48.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 237 4.0 190,198 3.1 608,059 3.2
Divorced 474 8.0 512,298 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 336 5.7 331,653 5.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 2,001 33.7 2,094,460 34.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Fairfield Heights aged 15 years and over, 48.7% were married and 11.9% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 2,576 46.0 2,612,630 48.3 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 220 3.9 506,133 9.4 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 2,799 50.0 2,290,887 42.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Fairfield Heights, of people aged 15 years and over, 46.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 3.9% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Preschool 101 4.0 132,047 5.7 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 503 20.1 417,465 18.0 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 123 4.9 122,099 5.3 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 51 2.0 67,611 2.9 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 402 16.0 269,249 11.6 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 97 3.9 117,689 5.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 40 1.6 79,915 3.4 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 212 8.5 144,103 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 339 13.5 376,133 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 135 5.4 63,673 2.7 198,383 2.8
Not stated 502 20.0 535,266 23.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Fairfield Heights 33.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.7% were in primary school, 21.6% in secondary school and 21.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 625 10.6 1,424,716 23.4 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 468 7.9 543,142 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 86 1.5 167,947 2.8 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 451 7.6 730,498 12.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,354 22.9 930,654 15.3 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 247 4.2 203,574 3.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 615 10.4 702,178 11.5 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 4 0.1 4,849 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 625 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 997 16.8 513,209 8.4 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 412 7.0 54,870 0.9 145,844 0.8
Not stated 551 9.3 627,465 10.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Fairfield Heights, 22.9% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 9.1% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.9% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Assyrian 1,241 14.2 22,149 0.2 30,152 0.1
Vietnamese 940 10.7 109,588 1.1 294,798 0.9
Iraqi 823 9.4 23,669 0.2 42,881 0.1
Chinese 720 8.2 514,594 5.2 1,213,903 3.9
Australian 591 6.8 2,261,062 22.9 7,298,243 23.3

The most common ancestries in Fairfield Heights were Assyrian 14.2%, Vietnamese 10.7%, Iraqi 9.4%, Chinese 8.2% and Australian 6.8%.

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 Fairfield Heights (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Australia 2,532 33.7 4,899,090 65.5 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
Iraq 1,880 25.1 40,271 0.5 67,352 0.3
Vietnam 672 9.0 84,130 1.1 219,355 0.9
Cambodia 232 3.1 12,439 0.2 33,149 0.1
Syria 216 2.9 9,291 0.1 15,321 0.1
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 139 1.9 234,508 3.1 509,555 2.2

In Fairfield Heights, 33.7% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were Iraq 25.1%, Vietnam 9.0%, Cambodia 3.1%, Syria 2.9% and China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 1.9%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 6,293 83.7 2,764,170 37.0 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 199 2.6 458,394 6.1 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 137 1.8 325,182 4.3 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 510 6.8 3,399,725 45.4 11,070,538 47.3

In Fairfield Heights, 6.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 83.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Iraq 2,521 33.6 60,069 0.8 102,691 0.4
Vietnam 1,001 13.3 121,066 1.6 320,208 1.4
Australia 651 8.7 3,745,787 50.1 12,231,150 52.3
Cambodia 348 4.6 19,746 0.3 52,881 0.2
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 301 4.0 332,465 4.4 704,658 3.0

In Fairfield Heights, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Iraq 33.6%, Vietnam 13.3%, Australia 8.7%, Cambodia 4.6% and China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 4.0%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Iraq 2,518 33.5 58,777 0.8 100,061 0.4
Vietnam 1,083 14.4 127,352 1.7 335,060 1.4
Australia 712 9.5 3,884,762 51.9 12,643,365 54.0
Cambodia 344 4.6 20,931 0.3 56,038 0.2
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 264 3.5 329,967 4.4 699,074 3.0

In Fairfield Heights, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Iraq 33.5%, Vietnam 14.4%, Australia 9.5%, Cambodia 4.6% and China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 3.5%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Catholic 2,610 34.7 1,846,443 24.7 5,291,834 22.6
Buddhism 916 12.2 207,956 2.8 563,674 2.4
No Religion, so described 704 9.3 1,879,562 25.1 6,933,708 29.6
Assyrian Apostolic 616 8.2 10,964 0.1 13,863 0.1
Islam 587 7.8 267,659 3.6 604,240 2.6

The most common responses for religion in Fairfield Heights were Catholic 34.7%, Buddhism 12.2%, No Religion, so described 9.3%, Assyrian Apostolic 8.2% and Islam 7.8%. In Fairfield Heights, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (66.0%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic 1,279 17.0 20,317 0.3 28,349 0.1
Arabic 1,013 13.5 200,825 2.7 321,728 1.4
Vietnamese 931 12.4 102,896 1.4 277,400 1.2
Chaldean Neo-Aramaic 595 7.9 9,341 0.1 17,172 0.1
Khmer 238 3.2 11,694 0.2 35,428 0.2
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
English only spoken at home 1,394 18.6 5,126,633 68.5 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 1,768 80.1 735,563 26.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Fairfield Heights 18.6% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Assyrian Neo-Aramaic 17.0%, Arabic 13.5%, Vietnamese 12.4%, Chaldean Neo-Aramaic 7.9% and Khmer 3.2%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 1,327 53.5 2,134,521 59.2 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 730 29.4 1,071,151 29.7 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 130 5.2 174,654 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 292 11.8 225,546 6.3 787,452 6.9

There were 2,479 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Fairfield Heights. Of these 53.5% were employed full time, 29.4% were employed part-time and 11.8% 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
Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 280 12.7 364,637 10.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 246 11.2 352,817 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 207 9.4 353,702 10.5 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 535 24.3 645,428 19.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 799 36.4 1,489,099 44.1 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Fairfield Heights, 12.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 36.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Labourers 333 15.2 297,887 8.8 1,011,520 9.5
Technicians and Trades Workers 332 15.1 429,239 12.7 1,447,414 13.5
Professionals 298 13.6 798,126 23.6 2,370,966 22.2
Clerical and Administrative Workers 294 13.4 467,977 13.8 1,449,681 13.6
Machinery Operators and Drivers 249 11.4 206,839 6.1 670,106 6.3
Sales Workers 240 10.9 311,414 9.2 1,000,955 9.4
Community and Personal Service Workers 233 10.6 350,261 10.4 1,157,003 10.8
Managers 144 6.6 456,084 13.5 1,390,047 13.0

The most common occupations in Fairfield Heights included Labourers 15.2%, Technicians and Trades Workers 15.1%, Professionals 13.6%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.4%, Machinery Operators and Drivers 11.4%, Sales Workers 10.9%, Community and Personal Service Workers 10.6% and Managers 6.6%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Child Care Services 62 3.0 39,224 1.2 118,234 1.1
Takeaway Food Services 56 2.7 56,957 1.7 189,447 1.8
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 55 2.6 74,487 2.2 254,275 2.4
Cafes and Restaurants 50 2.4 80,552 2.4 253,385 2.4
Road Freight Transport 42 2.0 37,995 1.1 129,528 1.2

Of the employed people in Fairfield Heights, the most common responses for industry of employment included Child Care Services 3.0%, Takeaway Food Services 2.7%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.6%, Cafes and Restaurants 2.4% and Road Freight Transport 2.0%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Personal 398 -- 664 -- 662 --
Family 1,148 -- 1,780 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,116 -- 1,486 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Fairfield Heights was $398.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 1,365 62.4 1,953,399 57.8 6,574,571 61.5
Train 194 8.9 252,786 7.5 488,012 4.6
Car, as passenger 166 7.6 144,820 4.3 489,922 4.6
Train, bus 64 2.9 60,155 1.8 104,122 1.0
Worked at home 51 2.3 163,026 4.8 503,582 4.7
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People who travelled to work by public transport 347 15.7 540,215 16.0 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 1,595 72.5 2,182,854 64.6 7,305,271 68.4

In Fairfield Heights, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 62.4%, Train 8.9%, Car, as passenger 7.6%, Train, bus 2.9% and Worked at home 2.3%. On the day, 15.7% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 72.5% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,782 46.8 4,127,723 67.7 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,262 21.2 1,659,250 27.2 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 816 13.7 709,415 11.6 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 462 7.8 1,103,790 18.1 3,620,726 19.0

In Fairfield Heights, of people aged 15 years and over, 46.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 21.2% provided care for children and 13.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 7.8% 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
Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 926 15.6 1,359,656 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 941 15.8 1,531,206 25.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 456 7.7 690,934 11.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 466 7.8 545,925 9.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Fairfield Heights, 15.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 7.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 414 21.5 709,524 36.6 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,008 52.3 887,358 45.7 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 457 23.7 310,906 16.0 959,543 15.8
Other family 48 2.5 32,438 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Fairfield Heights, 52.3% were couple families with children, 21.5% were couple families without children and 23.7% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male -- 14.0 -- 17.8 -- 18.2
Female -- 86.0 -- 82.2 -- 81.8

In Fairfield Heights, 14.0% of single parents were male and 86.0% 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
Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 139 9.8 360,916 22.6 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 34 2.4 63,106 4.0 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 146 10.3 329,567 20.6 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 229 16.1 240,084 15.0 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 109 7.7 96,933 6.1 302,037 6.0
Both not working 635 44.7 334,742 21.0 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 50 3.5 80,905 5.1 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 77 5.4 90,630 5.7 311,381 6.2

In Fairfield Heights, of couple families with children, 9.8% had both partners employed full-time, 2.4% had both employed part-time and 10.3% 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 Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 2,130 94.2 2,604,320 90.1 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 132 5.8 284,741 9.9 1,039,874 11.2

In Fairfield Heights, 94.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.8% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Separate house 1,175 55.2 1,729,820 66.4 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 802 37.7 317,453 12.2 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 125 5.9 519,390 19.9 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 3 0.1 23,580 0.9 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Fairfield Heights, 55.2% were separate houses, 37.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.9% were flats or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.1 17,157 0.7 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 92 4.3 157,194 6.0 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 299 14.1 577,675 22.2 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,054 49.8 970,001 37.2 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 595 28.1 816,405 31.3 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 74 3.5 65,888 2.5 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Fairfield Heights, of occupied private dwellings 4.3% had 1 bedroom, 14.1% had 2 bedrooms and 49.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 3.4 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Owned outright 561 26.5 839,665 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 482 22.7 840,004 32.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 984 46.4 826,922 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 16 0.8 23,968 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 77 3.6 73,763 2.8 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Fairfield Heights, 26.5% were owned outright, 22.7% were owned with a mortgage and 46.4% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Family households 1,737 81.7 1,874,524 72.0 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 362 17.0 620,778 23.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 28 1.3 109,004 4.2 354,917 4.3

In Fairfield Heights, of all households, 81.7% were family households, 17.0% were single person households and 1.3% were group households.

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Household income Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 25.8 -- 19.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.8 -- 18.7 -- 16.4

In Fairfield Heights, 25.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 7.8% 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 Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median rent 400 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 74.1 -- 87.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 25.9 -- 12.9 -- 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 Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,993 -- 1,986 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.7 -- 92.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 8.3 -- 7.4 -- 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 Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
None 257 12.0 239,625 9.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 756 35.4 946,159 36.3 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 683 32.0 887,849 34.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 348 16.3 435,053 16.7 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 89 4.2 95,623 3.7 285,197 3.4

In Fairfield Heights, 35.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.3% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 398 18.7 381,709 14.7 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,645 77.2 2,149,040 82.5 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 87 4.1 73,565 2.8 221,494 2.7

In Fairfield Heights, 77.2% 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.
Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Male 16 47.1 107,368 49.7 322,171 49.6
Female 18 52.9 108,809 50.3 326,996 50.4
Median age 26 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Fairfield Heights, 47.1% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 52.9% were female. The median age was 26 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
Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 3.1 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.3 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,312 -- 1,214 -- 1,203 --

In Fairfield Heights, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4 persons, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,312.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Fairfield Heights % Fairfield Heights New South Wales % New South Wales Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 340 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,785 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Fairfield Heights, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $340 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,785.

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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.