Wagga Wagga City

Resident workers - Field of qualification

There are more resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce in Wagga Wagga City than in any other field.

Field of qualification presents the primary field of study for the highest qualification the person has received. While this is likely to have some relationship to their current occupation, this is not necessarily the case.

The presence of specific qualifications among Wagga Wagga City's resident workforce, which are not used by local industry, may indicate an opportunity for a new industry to move into the area and access a ready labour force.

The field of study relates to a number of factors, such as:

  • The age of the population;
  • The types of industries and occupations located in Wagga Wagga City or within commuting distance, and their qualification requirements;
  • The availability of educational institutions with those curricula nearby;
  • The socio-economic status of Wagga Wagga City, and;
  • The mobility of the population to move where particular skills are required.

Field of Qualification should be looked at in conjunction with Qualification and Occupations statistics for a clearer picture of the skills available in the resident worker population.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
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Resident workers field of qualification
Wagga Wagga City - Persons20212016Change
Field of qualification (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Natural and Physical Sciences4671.42.34701.62.1-3
Information Technology4291.33.73301.13.0+99
Engineering and Related Technologies3,1119.410.03,08110.310.4+30
Architecture and Building1,5814.84.31,4835.04.4+98
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies1,0813.21.59833.31.5+98
Management and Commerce4,29712.918.33,87913.017.1+418
Society and Culture2,7698.39.72,1917.38.8+578
Creative Arts6361.93.45121.73.1+124
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1,3194.03.21,1723.93.3+147
Mixed Field Programmes610.20.1470.20.1+14
Not stated or inadequately described8862.72.87702.62.7+116
No qualification10,95532.927.010,32834.631.1+627
Total Persons33,268100.0100.029,844100.0100.0+3,424

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the field of qualifications in Wagga Wagga City shows that the three largest fields the resident workers (All industries) were qualified in were:

  • Management and Commerce (4,297 people or 12.9%)
  • Health (3,417 people or 10.3%)
  • Engineering and Related Technologies (3,111 people or 9.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 10,825 people in total or 32.5% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 18.3% in Management and Commerce; 8.0% in Health and 10.0% in Engineering and Related Technologies.

The major differences between the field of qualifications held by the resident workers () of Wagga Wagga City and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Management and Commerce (12.9% compared to 18.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Information Technology (1.3% compared to 3.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Health (10.3% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) qualified in Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (3.2% compared to 1.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Wagga Wagga City increased by 3,424 between 2016 and 2021.

The largest change in the field of qualifications held by the resident workers (All industries) between 2016 and 2021 in Wagga Wagga City was for those qualified in:

  • Health (+768 resident workers)
  • Society and Culture (+578 resident workers)
  • Management and Commerce (+418 resident workers)
  • Education (+310 resident workers)

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