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Resident workers (Local) - Occupations of employment

There are more local labour force professionals in Wagga Wagga City than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of Wagga Wagga City's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

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

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Local resident workers occupations
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Occupations
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Number%Regional NSW%Number%Regional NSW%2006 to 2011
Managers3,50312.113.43,52512.914.5-22
Professionals5,52719.017.44,85417.716.3+673
Technicians and Trades Workers4,80116.515.24,40616.115.4+395
Community and Personal Service Workers3,24611.210.72,86410.49.6+382
Clerical and Administrative Workers3,72612.813.03,65413.312.9+72
Sales Workers3,06110.59.73,10811.310.0-47
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,6985.87.61,5475.67.3+151
Labourers3,06010.511.33,10711.312.3-47
Inadequately described or not stated4461.51.63481.31.6+98

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

Local resident workers occupations, 2011
Local resident workers occupations, 2011 Managers, Regional NSW: 13.4% Professionals, Regional NSW: 17.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Regional NSW: 15.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Regional NSW: 10.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Regional NSW: 13.0% Sales Workers, Regional NSW: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Regional NSW: 7.6% Labourers, Regional NSW: 11.3% Inadequately described or not stated, Regional NSW: 1.6% Managers, Wagga Wagga City: 12.1% Professionals, Wagga Wagga City: 19.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, Wagga Wagga City: 16.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Wagga Wagga City: 11.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Wagga Wagga City: 12.8% Sales Workers, Wagga Wagga City: 10.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Wagga Wagga City: 5.8% Labourers, Wagga Wagga City: 10.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Wagga Wagga City: 1.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011 Managers, Wagga Wagga City: -22 Professionals, Wagga Wagga City: +673 Technicians and Trades Workers, Wagga Wagga City: +395 Community and Personal Service Workers, Wagga Wagga City: +382 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Wagga Wagga City: +72 Sales Workers, Wagga Wagga City: -47 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Wagga Wagga City: +151 Labourers, Wagga Wagga City: -47 Inadequately described or not stated, Wagga Wagga City: +98
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 labour force in Wagga Wagga City in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (5,527 people or 19.0%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (4,801 people or 16.5%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (3,726 people or 12.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 14,054 people in total or 48.3% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Regional NSW employed 17.4% in Professionals; 15.2% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 13.0% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Professionals (19.0% compared to 17.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (16.5% compared to 15.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (5.8% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Managers (12.1% compared to 13.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the local labour force in Wagga Wagga City increased by 1,655 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in Wagga Wagga City were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+673 local labour force)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+395 local labour force)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+382 local labour force)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+151 local labour force)

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