Sydney, New South Wales
|Location||31 km (19 mi) west of Sydney CBD|
|LGA(s)||City of Fairfield|
Fairfield Heights is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Fairfield Heights is located 31 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Fairfield. Fairfield Heights is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.
Aboriginal people from the Cabrogal tribe, a sub-group of the Gandangara tribe, have lived in the Fairfield area for over 30 000 years. European settlement came to the area in the early 19th century. An application for a post office at Fairfield Heights was made by Mrs Beard in 1950. In 1955, when the population had increased sufficiently a post office was opened.
The elevation of this suburb is approximately between 20–40 metres above mean sea level.
Prospect View Reserve is home to the Fairfield Hotspurs football club.
At the 2011 Census, there were 6,649 residents in Fairfield Heights. 35.3% of people were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were Iraq 22.3%, Vietnam 8.7%, Cambodia 2.7%, Italy 2.3% and China 2.2%. The majority of people (79.1%) spoke a language other than English at home, with the top languages being Assyrian Neo-Aramaic 15.3%, Arabic 12.6%, Vietnamese 12.2%, Chaldean Neo-Aramaic 4.5% and Spanish 4.3%. The unemployment rate (11.5%) in Fairfield Heights was just over twice the national average. For employed people, the main occupations were Labourers (16.9%) and Technicians and Trades Workers (15.5%). The median weekly household income was $912 and this was lower than the national median of $1,234.
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