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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Wagga Wagga City, making up 14.4% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Wagga Wagga City regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across Wagga Wagga City.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by at at least 20% due to poor recording of workplace addresses, and large numbers of workers who don’t answer the relevant question, or have no usual workplace address. While this data shows the underlying structure of the economy and relative proportions of different industries, it should not be used as an accurate measure of local jobs. Census employment data should be viewed alongside modelled Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (FTE) data which resolves the undercount issue and is a more accurate and up to date reflection of total job numbers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Wagga Wagga City 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8853.46.19883.77.3-103
Mining280.12.4270.11.7+1
Manufacturing1,8827.28.62,2298.49.6-347
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3041.21.52621.01.4+42
Construction1,5495.96.11,3505.16.0+199
Wholesale Trade9883.82.99993.83.1-11
Retail Trade3,19512.212.33,58713.613.3-392
Accommodation and Food Services1,8917.28.31,9487.48.2-57
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,1184.33.91,1714.44.0-53
Information Media and Telecommunications3121.20.94031.51.1-91
Financial and Insurance Services6212.42.36472.42.4-26
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3761.41.53831.41.6-7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,0364.04.69733.74.3+63
Administrative and Support Services5872.22.47122.72.2-125
Public Administration and Safety3,24112.46.83,12511.86.6+116
Education and Training2,96111.39.22,82010.78.8+141
Health Care and Social Assistance3,77414.413.93,24012.312.2+534
Arts and Recreation Services1650.61.22030.81.2-38
Other Services1,1034.24.11,1434.34.0-40
Industry not classified1840.70.82350.90.9-51

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional NSW: 6.1% Mining, Regional NSW: 2.4% Manufacturing, Regional NSW: 8.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional NSW: 1.5% Construction, Regional NSW: 6.1% Wholesale Trade, Regional NSW: 2.9% Retail Trade, Regional NSW: 12.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional NSW: 8.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional NSW: 3.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional NSW: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional NSW: 2.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional NSW: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional NSW: 4.6% Administrative and Support Services, Regional NSW: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Regional NSW: 6.8% Education and Training, Regional NSW: 9.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional NSW: 13.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional NSW: 1.2% Other Services, Regional NSW: 4.1% Industry not classified, Regional NSW: 0.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Wagga Wagga City: 3.4% Mining, Wagga Wagga City: 0.1% Manufacturing, Wagga Wagga City: 7.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wagga Wagga City: 1.2% Construction, Wagga Wagga City: 5.9% Wholesale Trade, Wagga Wagga City: 3.8% Retail Trade, Wagga Wagga City: 12.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Wagga Wagga City: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wagga Wagga City: 4.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Wagga Wagga City: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Wagga Wagga City: 2.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wagga Wagga City: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wagga Wagga City: 4.0% Administrative and Support Services, Wagga Wagga City: 2.2% Public Administration and Safety, Wagga Wagga City: 12.4% Education and Training, Wagga Wagga City: 11.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Wagga Wagga City: 14.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Wagga Wagga City: 0.6% Other Services, Wagga Wagga City: 4.2% Industry not classified, Wagga Wagga City: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Wagga Wagga City: -103 Mining, Wagga Wagga City: +1 Manufacturing, Wagga Wagga City: -347 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wagga Wagga City: +42 Construction, Wagga Wagga City: +199 Wholesale Trade, Wagga Wagga City: -11 Retail Trade, Wagga Wagga City: -392 Accommodation and Food Services, Wagga Wagga City: -57 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wagga Wagga City: -53 Information Media and Telecommunications, Wagga Wagga City: -91 Financial and Insurance Services, Wagga Wagga City: -26 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wagga Wagga City: -7 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wagga Wagga City: +63 Administrative and Support Services, Wagga Wagga City: -125 Public Administration and Safety, Wagga Wagga City: +116 Education and Training, Wagga Wagga City: +141 Health Care and Social Assistance, Wagga Wagga City: +534 Arts and Recreation Services, Wagga Wagga City: -38 Other Services, Wagga Wagga City: -40 Industry not classified, Wagga Wagga City: -51
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local female in Wagga Wagga City in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,774 local workers 14.4%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (3,241 local workers 12.4%)
  • Retail Trade (3,195 local workers 12.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 10,210 people in total or 39.0% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional NSW employed 13.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 6.8% in Public Administration and Safety; and 12.3% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Wagga Wagga City and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (12.4% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (11.3% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (3.4% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.1% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2006 and 2011 in Wagga Wagga City were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+534 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-392 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-347 local workers)
  • Construction (+199 local workers)

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