Wagga Wagga City

Market characteristics

Wagga Wagga City has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to New South Wales.

The people who live in an area are one of the most important resources that an economy draws upon, both as a market that consumes goods and services and as a source of labour.

This table provides an overview of Wagga Wagga City's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about Wagga Wagga City's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Data source

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

Current benchmark:
Market characteristics
Wagga Wagga City20162011Change
NameNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents62,385100.0100.059,463100.0100.0+2,922
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years12,69320.318.512,57721.219.3+116
15 - 24 years9,30714.912.59,82316.512.9-516
25 - 54 years23,70138.040.822,70538.241.4+996
55 - 64 Years7,21411.611.96,49110.911.7+723
65 years and over9,47015.216.37,86713.214.7+1,603
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school5,5859.08.15,2978.97.9+288
Secondary school4,1986.76.24,0376.86.5+161
Total overseas born5,8319.327.64,6727.925.7+1,159
Speaks language other than English at home4,1046.625.12,7364.622.4+1,368
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all6561.14.54460.83.9+210
Bachelor or higher degree8,31516.723.46,79114.519.9+1,524
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3,8337.78.93,1296.78.3+704
Certificate level12,06924.318.110,60722.617.7+1,462
No qualification20,70441.739.121,84546.642.8-1,141
Household income--------------
Nill to $6494,07918.017.8--------
$650 to $1,4997,12531.527.5--------
$1,500 to $2,4495,22323.121.2--------
$2,500 or more 3,83016.923.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house21,73283.364.920,61383.567.9+1,119
Medium house3,77414.517.93,65814.817.4+116
High density1730.715.31740.713.3-1

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

Wagga Wagga City Council

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