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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.

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

Key statistics of local residents
Wagga Wagga City20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents62,385100.0100.059,463100.0100.0+2,922
Males30,50448.949.328,98548.749.3+1,519
Females31,88051.150.730,47851.350.7+1,402
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
TAFE1,5732.51.92,1853.72.4-612
University3,0184.85.03,1675.34.4-149
Diversity--------------
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
Qualifications--------------
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--------------
Owned6,58227.930.76,53629.331.9+46
Purchasing7,50831.930.47,46633.431.9+42
Renting7,63232.430.37,18432.229.1+448
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 , the population experts.

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