The size of Fairfield is approximately 4km2. it has 5 parks covering nearly 6% of the total area. There are 7 schools and 2 child care centers located in Fairfield. The population in Fairfield in 2001 was 15,783 people, by 2006 was 15,133 showing a population decline of 4% in the area during that time. The predominant age group in Fairfield is between 30-39 years. Households in Fairfield are primarily couples with children and are likely to be paying between $600.00 – $800.00 per month on their mortgage repayments. In 2001 46% of the homes in Fairfield were owner-occupied compared with 46% in 2006. Currently the median sales price for a home in Fairfield is $380,000.