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Resident workers (Local) - Key statistics

7,897 people or 27.2% of Wagga Wagga City's local 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 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Local resident workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Wagga Wagga City20112006Change
NameNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Local labour force--------------
Local resident workers29,075100.0100.027,421100.0100.0+1,654
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years5,86820.215.46,03122.016.1-163
25 - 54 years18,04262.164.017,41563.567.0+627
55 - 64 years4,16114.316.53,17311.613.8+988
65 years and over1,0043.54.18022.93.2+202
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance3,93113.513.03,21111.711.5+720
Retail trade3,40511.711.43,58713.112.3-182
Public administration and safety3,16410.97.22,92310.76.9+241
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers4,80116.515.24,40616.115.4+395
Clerical and administrative workers3,73812.913.03,66113.412.9+77
Method of travel to work--------------
Car driver or passenger21,72974.771.219,63571.668.4+2,094
Public transport2080.71.82480.91.7-40
Walked only1,4595.04.11,6366.04.7-177
Hours worked--------------
Full time18,87564.960.417,78564.960.8+1,090
Part time8,42129.033.07,96329.032.4+458
Bachelor or higher degree5,55019.117.84,57916.715.4+971
Advanced diploma or diploma2,3478.19.12,0757.68.2+272
Certificate level8,33328.729.07,30126.627.0+1,032
No qualifications11,54239.739.411,94843.643.4-406
Individual income--------------
Nil to $5998,78430.233.5--------
$600 to $1,24913,07345.040.5--------
$1,250 to $1,999 5,19817.917.3--------
$2,000 or more 1,5685.46.9--------
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks another language other than English1,3154.54.97852.94.2+530
Has broadband internet access at home22,27876.678.412,01143.840.7+10,267
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)10,12034.836.49,70535.436.1+415

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.