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Employment by industry (FTE)

In Wagga Wagga City, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 4,420 FTE jobs in 2017/18.

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.

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 the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Wagga Wagga City2017/182015/16Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2015/16 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,2054.22.51,8306.42.8-625
Mining280.11.2320.11.3-4
Manufacturing2,4718.67.92,4428.57.8+28
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3681.31.13131.11.2+54
Construction2,6389.210.73,03010.59.7-392
Wholesale Trade1,0393.63.88523.03.9+187
Retail Trade2,7249.58.32,5698.98.6+154
Accommodation and Food Services1,7005.95.71,4705.15.8+230
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,3674.85.81,6185.65.9-251
Information Media and Telecommunications2370.82.63451.22.5-108
Financial and Insurance Services4911.75.24531.65.3+38
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3421.21.93651.32.0-23
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2744.410.41,1974.210.2+77
Administrative and Support Services7332.53.07042.43.3+29
Public Administration and Safety3,35211.75.53,29611.55.6+56
Education and Training2,4758.67.52,5859.07.5-110
Health Care and Social Assistance4,42015.411.44,19014.611.3+230
Arts and Recreation Services4551.61.52280.81.5+227
Other Services1,4385.03.81,2344.34.0+204

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 (FTE) 2017/18
Employment (FTE) 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.5% Mining, New South Wales: 1.2% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 7.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.1% Construction, New South Wales: 10.7% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.8% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 8.3% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 5.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.6% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 10.4% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.5% Education and Training, New South Wales: 7.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 11.4% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Wagga Wagga City: 4.2% Mining, Wagga Wagga City: 0.1% Manufacturing, Wagga Wagga City: 8.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wagga Wagga City: 1.3% Construction, Wagga Wagga City: 9.2% Wholesale Trade, Wagga Wagga City: 3.6% Retail Trade, Wagga Wagga City: 9.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Wagga Wagga City: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wagga Wagga City: 4.8% 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: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wagga Wagga City: 4.4% Administrative and Support Services, Wagga Wagga City: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, Wagga Wagga City: 11.7% Education and Training, Wagga Wagga City: 8.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Wagga Wagga City: 15.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Wagga Wagga City: 1.6% Other Services, Wagga Wagga City: 5.0%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2015/16 to 2017/18
Change in employment (FTE), 2015/16 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Wagga Wagga City: -625 Mining, Wagga Wagga City: -4 Manufacturing, Wagga Wagga City: +28 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wagga Wagga City: +54 Construction, Wagga Wagga City: -392 Wholesale Trade, Wagga Wagga City: +187 Retail Trade, Wagga Wagga City: +154 Accommodation and Food Services, Wagga Wagga City: +230 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wagga Wagga City: -251 Information Media and Telecommunications, Wagga Wagga City: -108 Financial and Insurance Services, Wagga Wagga City: +38 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wagga Wagga City: -23 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wagga Wagga City: +77 Administrative and Support Services, Wagga Wagga City: +29 Public Administration and Safety, Wagga Wagga City: +56 Education and Training, Wagga Wagga City: -110 Health Care and Social Assistance, Wagga Wagga City: +230 Arts and Recreation Services, Wagga Wagga City: +227 Other Services, Wagga Wagga City: +204
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 full-time equivalent local workers in Wagga Wagga City in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,420 full-time equivalent local workers or 15.4%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (3,352 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.7%)
  • Retail Trade (2,724 full-time equivalent local workers or 9.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 10,496 people in total or 36.5% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 11.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 5.5% in Public Administration and Safety; and 8.3% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (11.7% compared to 5.5%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (15.4% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.4% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.7% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in Wagga Wagga City increased by 2 between 2015/16 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2015/16 and 2017/18 in Wagga Wagga City were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-625 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (-392 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-251 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+230 full-time equivalent local workers)

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