Wagga Wagga City

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of Wagga Wagga City's resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which Wagga Wagga City residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Wagga Wagga City, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in Wagga Wagga City are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Wagga Wagga City - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,2214.12.11,1273.72.1+94
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3281.10.93171.01.0+11
Wholesale Trade7452.53.11,0753.54.2-330
Retail Trade3,25810.99.73,39911.19.7-141
Accommodation and Food Services2,1317.17.12,1106.96.3+21
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2134.14.71,3624.54.6-149
Information Media and Telecommunications2861.02.23041.02.2-18
Financial and Insurance Services5261.84.96282.14.8-102
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3451.21.83871.31.5-42
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,1773.98.11,0743.57.4+103
Administrative and Support Services8492.83.57372.43.1+112
Public Administration and Safety3,04710.26.03,15710.35.8-110
Education and Training3,12310.58.43,13310.27.5-10
Health Care and Social Assistance4,70715.812.53,92112.810.9+786
Arts and Recreation Services2800.91.52060.71.4+74
Other Services1,1643.93.71,1613.83.5+3
Industry not classified1,0093.44.75561.82.3+453
Total Persons29,834100.0100.029,071100.0100.0+763

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Wagga Wagga City in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,707 people or 15.8%)
  • Retail Trade (3,258 people or 10.9%)
  • Education and Training (3,123 people or 10.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 11,088 people in total or 37.2% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.7% in Retail Trade and 8.4% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (10.2% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.9% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (15.8% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.8% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in Wagga Wagga City were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+786 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+453 resident workforce)
  • Wholesale Trade (-330 resident workforce)
  • Construction (+163 resident workforce)

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