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The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Fairfield is 3,174, with a population density of 26.72 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Fairfield is bounded by Princess Street, Fairfield Road and Cornwall Street in the north, the Beenleigh railway line in the east, Venner Road in the south, and the waterway and the Brisbane River in the west.

Name origin

Fairfield is named after an original property in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the 1850s, with land used mainly for dairy and general farming. Population was minimal until the 1880s and 1890s, aided by the opening of the railway line and tramline. Significant residential development occurred during the post-war years. The population was relatively stable during the 1990s, and then increased between 2001 and 2006, largely a result of an increase in the number of occupied dwellings.

Land use

Fairfield is an established residential area, with some commercial land use.

Major features

Major features of the area include Fairfield Gardens Shopping Centre, Fairview Park, Robinson Park and Norman Gray Oval.