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Wagga Wagga City

Market characteristics

Wagga Wagga City has a higher proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Regional NSW.

The people who live in an area are one of the most important resources that an economy draws upon, both as a market that consumes goods and services and as a source of labour.

This table provides an overview of Wagga Wagga City's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about Wagga Wagga City's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Key statistics of local residents
Wagga Wagga City20112006Change
NameNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents59,463100.0100.057,014100.0100.0+2,449
Males28,98548.749.327,84148.849.3+1,144
Females30,47851.350.729,17351.250.7+1,305
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years12,57721.219.412,58522.120.4-8
15 - 24 years9,82316.512.39,77517.112.4+48
25 - 54 years22,70538.237.122,16138.938.5+544
55 - 64 Years6,49110.913.35,4439.512.2+1,048
65 years and over7,86713.218.07,04112.316.5+826
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school5,2978.98.25,5359.78.9-238
Secondary school4,0376.86.74,0597.17.0-22
TAFE2,1853.72.51,9793.52.4+206
University3,1675.32.92,8315.02.4+336
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born4,6727.910.83,6836.510.1+989
Non-English speaking backgrounds2,7944.75.21,9343.44.7+860
Speaks another language and English well or very well1,8783.25.61,7493.15.4+129
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree6,79114.512.45,46412.310.3+1,327
Certificate level10,60722.622.19,24720.820.2+1,360
No qualification21,84546.646.822,20750.050.3-362
Household income--------------
Nil to $5994,79421.827.2--------
$600 to $1,2495,79526.427.1--------
$1,250 to $1,999 4,50320.517.0--------
$2,000 or more 4,55420.717.9--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned6,53629.336.66,48830.638.3+48
Purchasing7,46633.429.77,05833.328.7+408
Renting7,18432.227.06,59031.126.2+594
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house20,61383.581.519,24683.481.7+1,367
Medium house3,65814.814.03,46915.013.6+189
High density1740.72.21630.72.1+11

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

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