Fairfield Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Fairfield (3078) is a suburb of Melbourne, North East, Victoria. It is about 6 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Fairfield is in the federal electorate of Batman.

In the 2011 census the population of Fairfield was 5,946 and is comprised of approximately 49.7% females and 50.3% males.

The median/average age of the population of Fairfield is 36 years of age.

68.1% of people living in the suburb of Fairfield were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.9% Greece, 3.2% Italy, 3.1% England, 2.5% India, 1.8% China , 1.4% New Zealand, 0.8% Vietnam, 0.6% United States of America, 0.5% Ireland, 0.4% South Africa, 0.4% Canada, 0.3% Scotland, 0.3% Nepal, 0.3% Germany.

70.3% of people living in Fairfield speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 7.2% Greek, 4.9% Italian, 4.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.7% Mandarin, 1.4% Other, 1.1% Hindi, 1.0% Cantonese, 0.8% Vietnamese, 0.8% Arabic.

The religious makeup of Fairfield is 35.6% No religion, 25.7% Catholic, 9.9% Eastern Orthodox, 8.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.9% Anglican, 2.5% Uniting Church, 2.2% Buddhism, 1.8% Hinduism, 1.6% Other religious affiliation , 1.3% Christian, nfd.

39.8% of people are married, 47.2% have never married and 7.2% are divorced and 2.1% are separated. There are 186 widowed people living in Fairfield.

59.9% of the people living in Fairfield over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.3% are working on a part time basis. Fairfield has an unemployment rate of 4.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Fairfield are 36.6% Professionals, 14.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.8% Managers, 10.2% Technicians & trades workers, 8.6% Community & personal service workers, 6.7% Sales workers, 4.9% Labourers, 2.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Fairfield work in are 14.3% Health care and social assistance, 11.9% Professional, scientific and technical services, 11.8% Education and training, 7.9% Retail trade, 6.7% Public administration and safety, 6.6% Accommodation and food services, 6.2% Manufacturing, 5.5% Financial and insurance services, 4.9% Construction.

29.6% of homes are fully owned, and 29.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 38.9% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $691 per week and the median household income is $1407 per week.

The median rent in Fairfield is $290 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2000 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Fairfield postcode 3078

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