Wagga Wagga City


In Wagga Wagga City, Construction had the largest output by industry, generating $1,078 million in 2019/20.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in Wagga Wagga City. It does not measure how productive each industry sector is at producing this output - which is measured by value added.

By comparing the output of each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Wagga Wagga City’s economy. This can be done by directly comparing the percentage contribution of each industry to the total output, relative to the benchmark, or by using a location quotient, where a number greater than one indicates a high concentration of that industry and less than one indicates a lower concentration.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, output data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.

Detailed data notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

The gross measure of output includes the value of all the inputs to each industry.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Output by industry sector
Wagga Wagga City2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing375.04.81.8522.36.82.9-147.3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services308.23.92.8236.83.12.8+71.4
Wholesale Trade402.15.14.4274.23.64.3+127.9
Retail Trade343.64.43.7346.54.53.9-2.9
Accommodation and Food Services194.32.52.8230.93.03.0-36.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing375.54.86.1417.25.45.9-41.6
Information Media and Telecommunications140.41.84.3102.41.33.5+37.9
Financial and Insurance Services314.64.010.0242.73.110.5+71.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services478.16.110.7550.07.110.7-71.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services286.73.79.0252.13.38.0+34.6
Administrative and Support Services164.72.13.5195.72.54.0-31.0
Public Administration and Safety883.311.33.9896.911.64.0-13.6
Education and Training531.56.83.7471.16.13.6+60.4
Health Care and Social Assistance711.39.15.2490.26.44.4+221.2
Arts and Recreation Services55.
Other Services197.72.51.7153.32.01.8+44.3
Total industries7,832.1100.0100.07,709.0100.0100.0+123.1

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id informed decisions. Data are based on a 2018-19 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the output by industry sectors in Wagga Wagga City in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($1,078 million or 13.8%)
  • Manufacturing ($946 million or 12.1%)
  • Public Administration and Safety ($883 million or 11.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $2,907 million in total or 37.1% of the total output by total industry in the Wagga Wagga City.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 12.7% in Construction; 9.6% in Manufacturing and 3.9% in Public Administration and Safety.

The major differences between output by industries of Wagga Wagga City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Public Administration and Safety (11.3% compared to 3.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (4.0% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.7% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (6.1% compared to 10.7%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Wagga Wagga City increased by $123 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Wagga Wagga City were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$221 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$128 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$72 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$71 million)

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