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Wagga Wagga City

Resident workers - Key statistics

9,542 people or 32.0% of Wagga Wagga City's resident workers have a tertiary qualification.

The local resident workers include all employed people who are resident in the local area regardless of where they work. In other words, it is the people who live locally and therefore have the potential to work locally and is an important resource for the local economy. Their characteristics inform us about the skills that are available locally, even if they are not currently employed in the local economy.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

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

Resident workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Wagga Wagga City20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)29,834100.0100.029,071100.0100.0+763
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years5,49518.414.05,87320.214.5-378
25 - 54 years18,40361.766.618,04062.167.7+363
55 - 64 years4,61015.515.04,15514.314.4+455
65 years and over1,3194.44.39953.43.4+324
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance4,70715.812.53,92713.511.6+780
Retail trade3,25810.99.73,40611.710.3-148
Education and training3,12310.58.43,13210.87.9-9
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers4,67115.712.74,80116.513.2-130
Community and personal service workers3,86813.010.43,25011.29.5+618
Hours worked--------------
Full time19,16564.263.118,86964.964.0+296
Part time10,16034.134.99,58433.033.8+576
Bachelor or higher degree6,73222.632.65,55419.127.9+1,178
Advanced diploma or diploma2,8109.411.22,3488.110.5+462
Certificate level9,20630.922.28,32528.622.2+881
No qualifications10,32834.631.111,54639.734.8-1,218
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5005,08017.017.1--------
$500 -$1,74919,99867.060.7--------
$1,750 or more4,26614.320.6--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport1620.515.92110.713.7-49
Walked only1,3564.53.91,4585.04.1-102
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas3,21310.832.72,5718.830.0+642
Speaks a language other than English at home2,1007.026.21,3184.522.6+782
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20169193.16.0--------

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