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Employment by industry (Total)

In Wagga Wagga City, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 6,074 local jobs in 2017/18.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Wagga Wagga City. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Wagga Wagga City regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Wagga Wagga City's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
Wagga Wagga City2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,1993.42.21,1413.42.2+59
Mining340.11.1440.11.2-10
Manufacturing2,5207.16.52,6688.08.0-148
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3831.10.93761.11.1+6
Construction2,9798.49.33,0039.08.2-24
Wholesale Trade1,0603.03.21,2623.84.2-201
Retail Trade4,08011.510.03,65711.010.1+423
Accommodation and Food Services2,6227.47.52,3387.07.1+284
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2743.64.81,4614.45.2-187
Information Media and Telecommunications2730.82.23771.12.6-104
Financial and Insurance Services6011.75.06512.05.1-50
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3891.11.74271.31.8-38
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,4384.08.71,2033.68.3+234
Administrative and Support Services1,0112.83.49873.03.5+24
Public Administration and Safety4,00411.35.83,81611.56.0+188
Education and Training3,54010.09.13,42510.38.2+115
Health Care and Social Assistance6,07417.113.34,62413.911.7+1,450
Arts and Recreation Services5481.51.62730.81.7+276
Other Services1,5134.33.71,5504.73.9-37

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more

Employment (total) by industry 2017/18
Employment (total) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.2% Mining, New South Wales: 1.1% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 6.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.9% Construction, New South Wales: 9.3% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.2% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 10.0% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.7% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.8% Education and Training, New South Wales: 9.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 13.3% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.6% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Wagga Wagga City: 3.4% Mining, Wagga Wagga City: 0.1% Manufacturing, Wagga Wagga City: 7.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wagga Wagga City: 1.1% Construction, Wagga Wagga City: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, Wagga Wagga City: 3.0% Retail Trade, Wagga Wagga City: 11.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Wagga Wagga City: 7.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wagga Wagga City: 3.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Wagga Wagga City: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Wagga Wagga City: 1.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wagga Wagga City: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wagga Wagga City: 4.0% Administrative and Support Services, Wagga Wagga City: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, Wagga Wagga City: 11.3% Education and Training, Wagga Wagga City: 10.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Wagga Wagga City: 17.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Wagga Wagga City: 1.5% Other Services, Wagga Wagga City: 4.3%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Wagga Wagga City: +59 Mining, Wagga Wagga City: -10 Manufacturing, Wagga Wagga City: -148 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wagga Wagga City: +6 Construction, Wagga Wagga City: -24 Wholesale Trade, Wagga Wagga City: -201 Retail Trade, Wagga Wagga City: +423 Accommodation and Food Services, Wagga Wagga City: +284 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wagga Wagga City: -187 Information Media and Telecommunications, Wagga Wagga City: -104 Financial and Insurance Services, Wagga Wagga City: -50 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wagga Wagga City: -38 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wagga Wagga City: +234 Administrative and Support Services, Wagga Wagga City: +24 Public Administration and Safety, Wagga Wagga City: +188 Education and Training, Wagga Wagga City: +115 Health Care and Social Assistance, Wagga Wagga City: +1,450 Arts and Recreation Services, Wagga Wagga City: +276 Other Services, Wagga Wagga City: -37
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
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 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,074 people or 17.1%)
  • Retail Trade (4,080 people or 11.5%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (4,004 people or 11.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 14,157 people in total or 39.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 13.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.0% in Retail Trade; and 5.8% in Public Administration and Safety.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (11.3% compared to 5.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.1% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.0% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.7% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Wagga Wagga City increased by 2,260 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Wagga Wagga City were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,450 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+423 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+284 local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+276 local workers)

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