Wagga Wagga City

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Wagga Wagga City, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 4,822 FTE jobs in 2019/20.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in Wagga Wagga City.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent 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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Wagga Wagga City2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,2034.32.61,7206.12.9-516
Mining400.11.1390.11.3+0
Manufacturing2,0357.37.22,1857.78.2-150
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3821.41.23141.11.2+69
Construction3,14811.310.63,22211.49.7-74
Wholesale Trade9643.53.61,0303.64.1-66
Retail Trade2,5629.28.62,6239.38.8-61
Accommodation and Food Services1,1914.35.51,5125.35.9-320
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,1454.15.71,6825.95.9-537
Information Media and Telecommunications2781.02.23441.22.5-66
Financial and Insurance Services6472.35.64651.65.3+182
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2721.01.83731.32.0-101
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,1194.010.81,0883.89.5+32
Administrative and Support Services6132.23.06482.33.0-36
Public Administration and Safety3,01910.95.93,22111.45.6-202
Education and Training2,7309.87.52,5128.97.5+217
Health Care and Social Assistance4,82217.412.13,91513.810.9+907
Arts and Recreation Services2260.81.41740.61.4+52
Other Services1,3815.03.71,2714.54.2+109
Total industries27,777100.0100.028,337100.0100.0-561

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id informed decisions. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in Wagga Wagga City in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,822 people or 17.4%)
  • Construction (3,148 people or 11.3%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (3,019 people or 10.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 10,989 people in total or 39.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.6% in Construction and 5.9% in Public Administration and Safety.

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

  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.0% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.4% compared to 12.1%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (10.9% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.3% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Wagga Wagga City increased by decreased by -561 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Wagga Wagga City were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+907 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+217 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+182 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Other Services (+109 full-time equivalent local workers)

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