Fairfield is part of the group of suburbs located south of Brisbane. It is 5 kilometres south of the Brisbane Central Business District.  Fairfield is a suburb that is primarily residential with house and unit accommodation.

The suburb is bordered by South Brisbane Cemetery to the north, Brisbane river to the west, and the Beenleigh railway line to the east.


Population: The population of Fairfield based on the 2011 census was 2,554 people and had a percentage breakdown of 50.2% females and 49.8% males. The median age of the suburb’s population was 31 years old, 6 years below the Australian median at the time.

Lifestyles and People (Top 5)

  • Independent Youth – 22.0%
  • Established Couples & Families – 17.1%
  • Maturing & Established Independence – 15.2%
  • Older Couples & Families – 12.0%
  • Older Independence – 10.1%

Income ($/weekly): Per week, an individual living in Fairfield had a median weekly income of $634. The median household income, on the other hand, was $1525 weekly.
Employment Profile: Fairfield had a recorded unemployment rate of 7.8%. Of the populace who qualify as part of the labour force, 53.5% were full-time workers and 32.5% were part-time workers.


  • Bus – The residents at Fairview have numerous commuting options, with bus route 196 running every 15 minutes during the day, commencing at Fairfield Gardens. During the peak hours in the morning, the 107 and 108 buses are also available. Aside from buses, the suburb also has a taxi rank.
  • Train – Fairfield has its own train station on the line to Beenleigh, which is an addition to the already existing bus services making commuting in and out of the suburb convenient and stress-free.


Fairfield is considered as one of the best spots for students to live in, with a large variety of state schools, private primary schools and nearby high schools. With its close proximity to the Green Bridge, granting easy access to the University of Queensland, it can only be described as a perfect place for students aspiring a higher level of education.

Clubs and Sports

Apart from the fact that Fairfield is so close to the university and hospitals, it is also provides the residents with great recreational facilities. Fairfield Gardens shopping centre offers a range of shops, bakeries, banks, and the public library with free wifi; there are numerous gyms and Fitness centres, skating rinks, golf ranges and swimming pools as well. There are also a number of restaurants and cafes in Fairfield or close by.