Wagga Wagga City

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of Wagga Wagga City's female 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 - Females 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3432.41.43232.21.3+20
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services420.30.4570.40.5-15
Wholesale Trade1821.32.42761.93.2-94
Retail Trade1,86612.911.51,97413.711.9-108
Accommodation and Food Services1,3589.47.91,3549.47.3+4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2411.72.32591.82.3-18
Information Media and Telecommunications1130.81.81320.92.0-19
Financial and Insurance Services3132.25.13612.55.2-48
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1951.31.92121.51.7-17
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6084.27.75814.07.2+27
Administrative and Support Services4883.43.94142.93.4+74
Public Administration and Safety1,1067.75.79616.75.3+145
Education and Training2,16015.012.52,01214.011.1+148
Health Care and Social Assistance3,79226.220.53,21222.318.3+580
Arts and Recreation Services1300.91.5880.61.4+42
Other Services4693.23.54863.43.3-17
Industry not classified3222.23.82341.62.1+88
Total Females14,451100.0100.013,653100.0100.0+798

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,792 people or 26.2%)
  • Education and Training (2,160 people or 15.0%)
  • Retail Trade (1,866 people or 12.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 7,818 people in total or 54.1% of the total female resident workforce.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 20.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 12.5% in Education and Training and 11.5% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of female resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (26.2% compared to 20.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.2% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of female resident workforce employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.2% compared to 5.1%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workforce employed in Education and Training (15.0% compared to 12.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+580 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+148 resident workforce)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+145 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (-108 resident workforce)

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