Wagga Wagga City

Characteristics of the unemployed

5.5% of the resident workforce of Wagga Wagga City were unemployed in 2016, compared to 6.3% in New South Wales.

The local unemployed resident includes all people who are residents in the local area who are looking for part-time or full-time work. This 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.

For an overview of unemployment levels and trends in Wagga Wagga City go to the Unemployment page.

Data source

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

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Resident workers key statistics
Wagga Wagga City20162011change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons1,732100.0100.01,515100.0100.0+217
Unemployment rate--5.56.3--5.094.1+0.5%
Age structure
15 - 24 years72441.833.168945.52.1+35
25 - 54 years81046.852.972047.53.4+90
55 - 64 years17510.112.3976.40.7+78
65 years and over251.41.8151.00.1+10
Looking for
Full-time work1,00157.855.090459.73.7+97
Part-time work73342.345.061440.52.5+119
Bachelor or higher degree1599.220.41379.01.0+22
Advanced diploma or diploma1116.48.2694.60.5+42
Certificate level42524.518.434422.71.1+81
No qualifications96955.949.687958.03.3+90
Highest level of schooling
Year 1272641.957.159139.03.2+135
Year 1118610.78.216611.00.5+20
Under Year 1077644.832.370346.42.4+73
Education institute attending
Not Attending1,19969.270.41,02667.74.5+173
Secondary school1438.36.3946.20.3+49
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences211.21.7120.80.1+9
Information Technology311.83.0221.50.2+9
Engineering and Related Technologies895.16.8644.20.4+25
Architecture and Building342.02.3342.20.2--
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies261.51.1342.20.1-8
Management and Commerce1639.413.51288.40.8+35
Society and Culture1277.37.1775.10.4+50
Creative Arts321.83.0392.60.2-7
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services663.83.2553.60.2+11
Mixed Field Programmes40.20.20--0.0+4
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home1709.835.51499.81.9+21
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016824.712.9--------
Has internet access at home1,35578.285.91,14075.25.1+215
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)49428.527.542327.91.8+71

Wagga Wagga City Council

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