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Employment by industry (Total)

In Wagga Wagga City, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 6,210 local jobs in 2019/20.

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 City2019/202014/15Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2014/15 to 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,1053.22.11,5844.72.3-478
Mining440.10.9360.11.0+8
Manufacturing2,2886.66.72,3376.97.2-48
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4401.31.13491.01.1+90
Construction3,58110.49.63,54210.48.7+39
Wholesale Trade1,1463.33.51,0963.23.7+50
Retail Trade3,58010.49.73,64310.710.0-64
Accommodation and Food Services2,1196.26.92,2826.77.2-163
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2573.75.21,6374.85.1-380
Information Media and Telecommunications3431.02.24391.32.4-96
Financial and Insurance Services7622.25.25841.75.1+178
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3601.01.74281.31.8-68
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,3503.99.71,2443.78.4+106
Administrative and Support Services8252.43.39112.73.5-86
Public Administration and Safety3,74410.96.03,82011.25.9-76
Education and Training3,48710.17.93,3589.98.6+129
Health Care and Social Assistance6,21018.013.05,12715.112.4+1,083
Arts and Recreation Services2880.81.62640.81.6+25
Other Services1,4954.33.61,3544.03.9+141

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

Employment (total) by industry 2019/20
Employment (total) by industry 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.1% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 6.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.1% Construction, New South Wales: 9.6% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.5% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 6.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 9.7% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.0% Education and Training, New South Wales: 7.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 13.0% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.6% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Wagga Wagga City: 3.2% Mining, Wagga Wagga City: 0.1% Manufacturing, Wagga Wagga City: 6.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wagga Wagga City: 1.3% Construction, Wagga Wagga City: 10.4% Wholesale Trade, Wagga Wagga City: 3.3% Retail Trade, Wagga Wagga City: 10.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Wagga Wagga City: 6.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wagga Wagga City: 3.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Wagga Wagga City: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Wagga Wagga City: 2.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wagga Wagga City: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wagga Wagga City: 3.9% Administrative and Support Services, Wagga Wagga City: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Wagga Wagga City: 10.9% Education and Training, Wagga Wagga City: 10.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Wagga Wagga City: 18.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Wagga Wagga City: 0.8% Other Services, Wagga Wagga City: 4.3%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Wagga Wagga City: -478 Mining, Wagga Wagga City: +8 Manufacturing, Wagga Wagga City: -48 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wagga Wagga City: +90 Construction, Wagga Wagga City: +39 Wholesale Trade, Wagga Wagga City: +50 Retail Trade, Wagga Wagga City: -64 Accommodation and Food Services, Wagga Wagga City: -163 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wagga Wagga City: -380 Information Media and Telecommunications, Wagga Wagga City: -96 Financial and Insurance Services, Wagga Wagga City: +178 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wagga Wagga City: -68 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wagga Wagga City: +106 Administrative and Support Services, Wagga Wagga City: -86 Public Administration and Safety, Wagga Wagga City: -76 Education and Training, Wagga Wagga City: +129 Health Care and Social Assistance, Wagga Wagga City: +1,083 Arts and Recreation Services, Wagga Wagga City: +25 Other Services, Wagga Wagga City: +141
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
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 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,210 people or 18.0%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (3,744 people or 10.9%)
  • Construction (3,581 people or 10.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 13,535 people in total or 39.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 13.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 6.0% in Public Administration and Safety; and 9.6% in Construction.

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 Health Care and Social Assistance (18.0% compared to 13.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (10.9% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.9% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.2% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Wagga Wagga City increased by 393 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,083 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-478 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-380 local workers)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+178 local workers)

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