Wagga Wagga City


In Wagga Wagga City, Public Administration and Safety had the largest output by industry, generating $1,232 million in 2021/22.

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 City2021/222016/17Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing643.27.63.1542.07.32.7+101.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services478.75.72.7227.03.12.8+251.7
Wholesale Trade453.35.44.7345.04.74.9+108.3
Retail Trade357.74.24.2349.54.74.2+8.1
Accommodation and Food Services260.43.12.4253.33.42.7+7.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing339.14.05.3426.95.86.2-87.8
Information Media and Telecommunications120.91.44.6145.92.03.7-25.0
Financial and Insurance Services203.32.410.4231.13.19.9-27.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services334.24.06.0336.34.56.4-2.2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services335.84.010.3302.14.19.2+33.7
Administrative and Support Services242.22.93.7149.52.03.5+92.7
Public Administration and Safety1,
Education and Training577.06.84.2539.07.34.3+38.0
Health Care and Social Assistance749.28.95.8571.37.75.1+177.8
Arts and Recreation Services34.
Other Services168.92.01.6173.22.31.9-4.3
Total industries8,450.4100.0100.07,394.7100.0100.0+1,055.6

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2022. ©2023. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020/21 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 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Public Administration and Safety ($1,232 million or 14.6%)
  • Construction ($964 million or 11.4%)
  • Manufacturing ($934 million or 11.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $3,130 million in total or 37.0% of the total output by total industry in the Wagga Wagga City.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 4.4% in Public Administration and Safety; 12.9% in Construction and 10.2% in Manufacturing.

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 (14.6% compared to 4.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (2.4% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.0% compared to 10.3%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (7.6% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in Wagga Wagga City increased by $1,056 million between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in Wagga Wagga City were for:

  • Public Administration and Safety (+$271 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$252 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$178 million)
  • Construction (+$139 million)

Wagga Wagga City Council

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