Fairfield, Waikato

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Fairfield
Basic information
Local authority Hamilton, New Zealand
Electoral ward Hamilton East
Date established 1949
Population 4698 (2006 Census)
Surrounds
North Chartwell
Northeast Chedworth Park
East Fairview Downs
Southeast Enderley
South Claudelands
Southwest Central Hamilton
West Forest Lake, Beerescourt
Northwest Te Rapa

Fairfield is a suburb to the northeast of central Hamilton, New Zealand. It contains many of Hamilton's state houses and apart from the area near the Waikato River is one of the lower value residential areas in the city.

History[edit]

Fairfield is named after the dairy farm of John Davies, who bought 100 acres (0.40 km2) from F. R. Claude. This area experienced rapid growth in the 1950s and 60s.[1]

Features of Fairfield[edit]

Fairfield Bridge[edit]

Main article: Fairfield Bridge
Fairfield Bridge

Fairfield Bridge crosses the Waikato River and connects Fairfield with suburbs west of the river. It is a 457-foot (139 m) reinforced concrete road bridge,[2] and well-known landmark.[3][4] The bridge was built by Caesar Rouse in 1936. It has a twin further north on the Waikato River at Tuakau.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2006 census, Fairfield has a population of 4698.[5] The Index of Socioeconomic Deprivation, ranked 1-10 from lowest to most deprived areas, lists Clarkin and Porritt statistical zones at 9/10 (high deprivation).[6]

Education[edit]

  • Waikato Diocesan School is a private girls secondary school with boarding facilities. It has a decile rating of 10.
  • Fairfield College is a co-educational state high school (years 9-13) with a decile rating of 4 and a roll of 1050 in 2011.[7] The school was founded in 1958.
  • Fairfield Intermediate is a co-educational state intermediate (years 7-8) school. It has a decile rating of 5 and a roll of 720.[8]
  • Fairfield Primary School is a co-educational contributing primary (years 1-6) state school. It has a decile rating of 1 and a roll of 314.[9]
  • St. Joseph's Catholic School is a co-educational full primary school (years 1-8) a decile rating of 8 and a roll of 357.[10]
  • Woodstock School is a co-educational contributing primary (years 1-6) school. It has a decile rating of 6 and a roll of 380. The school was founded in 1950.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lugton's Real Estate>Suburb profile - Fairfield". Retrieved 5 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "Fairfield Bridge". Hamilton City Libraries. Archived from the original on 2009-10-23. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  3. ^ "Fairfield Bridge". Register of Historic Places. Heritage New Zealand. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  4. ^ "Water levels may affect Hamilton bridge". The New Zealand Herald. 13 November 2002. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  5. ^ "Clarkin Quickfacts". Retrieved 1 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "Index of Socioeconomic Deprivation for Areas within the Hamilton East Electorate". Parliament New Zealand. Retrieved 1 November 2010. 
  7. ^ Te Kete Ipurangi schools database: Fairfield College
  8. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi schools database". Retrieved 2010-10-10. [permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi schools database". Retrieved 2020-10-10.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ Te Kete Ipurangi schools database: St Joseph's Catholic School
  11. ^ "Te Kete Ipurangi schools database". Retrieved 2010-10-10. [permanent dead link]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°46′07″S 175°16′40″E / 37.7685°S 175.2778°E / -37.7685; 175.2778