The size of Fairfield West is approximately 3 km². It has 14 parks covering nearly 21% of the total area. There are 4 schools and 2 childcare centres located in Fairfield West. The population of Fairfield West in 2001 was 11,058 people. By 2006 the population was 10,306 showing a population decline of 7% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Fairfield West is 10 – 19 years. Households in Fairfield West are primarily couples with children and are likely to be repaying between $800.00 – $1000.00 per month on mortgage repayments. In 2001, 74% of the homes in Fairfield West were owner-occupied compared with 75% in 2006. Currently the median sale price of houses in the area is $410,000.