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Wagga Wagga City

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within Wagga Wagga City, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to New South Wales.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local worers in Wagga Wagga City will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Wagga Wagga City;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for Wagga Wagga City, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

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

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Local workers occupations
Wagga Wagga City - All industries20112006Change
Occupations
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Managers3,25612.413.53,28912.414.0-33
Professionals5,24820.023.04,82018.221.7+428
Technicians and Trades Workers4,01915.313.24,04915.313.5-30
Community and Personal Service Workers3,10411.89.62,91311.08.6+191
Clerical and Administrative Workers3,73214.215.23,74614.215.7-14
Sales Workers2,82810.89.43,06111.69.8-233
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,3875.36.31,4765.66.3-89
Labourers2,4259.38.62,88510.99.3-460
Inadequately described or not stated2020.81.12060.81.0-4

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

Local workers occupations, 2011
Local workers occupations, 2011 Managers, New South Wales: 13.5% Professionals, New South Wales: 23.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, New South Wales: 13.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, New South Wales: 9.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, New South Wales: 15.2% Sales Workers, New South Wales: 9.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, New South Wales: 6.3% Labourers, New South Wales: 8.6% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales: 1.1% Managers, Wagga Wagga City: 12.4% Professionals, Wagga Wagga City: 20.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, Wagga Wagga City: 15.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Wagga Wagga City: 11.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Wagga Wagga City: 14.2% Sales Workers, Wagga Wagga City: 10.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Wagga Wagga City: 5.3% Labourers, Wagga Wagga City: 9.3% Inadequately described or not stated, Wagga Wagga City: 0.8%
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 workers occupations, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers occupations, 2006 to 2011 Managers, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: -33 Professionals, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +428 Technicians and Trades Workers, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: -30 Community and Personal Service Workers, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: +191 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: -14 Sales Workers, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: -233 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: -89 Labourers, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: -460 Inadequately described or not stated, Wagga Wagga City - All industries: -4
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 in Wagga Wagga City in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (5,248 local workers or 20.0%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (4,019 local workers or 15.3%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (3,732 local workers or 14.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 12,999 people in total or 49.6% of the local workers .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 23.0% as Professionals; 13.2% as Technicians and Trades Workers; and 15.2% as Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the in Wagga Wagga City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (11.8% compared to 9.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.3% compared to 13.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (10.8% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (20.0% compared to 23.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in Wagga Wagga City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Labourers (-460 local workers)
  • Professionals (+428 local workers)
  • Sales Workers (-233 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+191 local workers)

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