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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Wagga Wagga City, making up 16.4% 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 2016 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Wagga Wagga City 2016
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional NSW %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,1163.65.9
Mining290.12.4
Manufacturing2,0156.66.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3511.11.3
Construction2,0166.67.1
Wholesale Trade8012.62.0
Retail Trade3,38411.011.0
Accommodation and Food Services2,1747.18.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,1913.93.8
Information Media and Telecommunications2951.00.8
Financial and Insurance Services5561.82.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3591.21.4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2033.94.4
Administrative and Support Services7622.52.9
Public Administration and Safety3,63911.96.6
Education and Training3,20010.49.3
Health Care and Social Assistance5,00816.415.1
Arts and Recreation Services2730.91.2
Other Services1,2104.04.0
Industry not classified1,0373.43.8

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional NSW: 5.9% Mining, Regional NSW: 2.4% Manufacturing, Regional NSW: 6.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional NSW: 1.3% Construction, Regional NSW: 7.1% Wholesale Trade, Regional NSW: 2.0% Retail Trade, Regional NSW: 11.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional NSW: 8.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional NSW: 3.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional NSW: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional NSW: 2.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional NSW: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional NSW: 4.4% Administrative and Support Services, Regional NSW: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Regional NSW: 6.6% Education and Training, Regional NSW: 9.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional NSW: 15.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional NSW: 1.2% Other Services, Regional NSW: 4.0% Industry not classified, Regional NSW: 3.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Wagga Wagga City: 3.6% Mining, Wagga Wagga City: 0.1% Manufacturing, Wagga Wagga City: 6.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wagga Wagga City: 1.1% Construction, Wagga Wagga City: 6.6% Wholesale Trade, Wagga Wagga City: 2.6% Retail Trade, Wagga Wagga City: 11.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Wagga Wagga City: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wagga Wagga City: 3.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Wagga Wagga City: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Wagga Wagga City: 1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wagga Wagga City: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wagga Wagga City: 3.9% Administrative and Support Services, Wagga Wagga City: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, Wagga Wagga City: 11.9% Education and Training, Wagga Wagga City: 10.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Wagga Wagga City: 16.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Wagga Wagga City: 0.9% Other Services, Wagga Wagga City: 4.0% Industry not classified, Wagga Wagga City: 3.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Wagga Wagga City in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,008 local workers 16.4%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (3,639 local workers 11.9%)
  • Retail Trade (3,384 local workers 11.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 12,031 people in total or 39.3% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional NSW employed 15.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 6.6% in Public Administration and Safety; and 11.0% 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 (11.9% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (3.6% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.1% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (7.1% compared to 8.6%)

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