Wagga Wagga City

Value added

In Wagga Wagga City, Public Administration and Safety most productive industry, generating $678 million in 2022/23.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in Wagga Wagga City. It shows how productive each industry sector is at increasing the value of its inputs. It is a more refined measure of the productivity of an industry sector than output (total gross revenue), as some industries have high levels of output but require large amounts of input expenditure to achieve that.

By comparing the value added 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 see what contribution each industry makes to the state or region, see the Industry sector analysissection. To understand the value of a worker in each industry, view this dataset in conjunction with Worker productivity data, and to see the relationship of value added to the total size of the economy, go to the Gross Regional Product section.

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

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Value added by industry sector
Wagga Wagga City2022/232017/18Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing276.26.12.5210.65.42.4+65.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services102.
Wholesale Trade203.84.54.8194.35.05.2+9.4
Retail Trade386.38.55.1268.76.95.1+117.6
Accommodation and Food Services160.13.53.1128.73.32.9+31.3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing232.55.16.0211.35.46.2+21.2
Information Media and Telecommunications68.21.54.434.70.93.3+33.5
Financial and Insurance Services127.42.811.3136.93.511.3-9.4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services109.22.44.1104.22.74.4+5.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services192.54.210.5178.44.69.5+14.1
Administrative and Support Services162.83.64.9117.93.04.6+44.9
Public Administration and Safety677.714.95.2617.515.84.9+60.2
Education and Training417.59.25.6366.29.45.6+51.3
Health Care and Social Assistance634.214.08.6452.511.67.3+181.7
Arts and Recreation Services15.70.30.819.90.50.9-4.2
Other Services115.52.51.6123.13.22.0-7.6
Total industries4,539.2100.0100.03,900.9100.0100.0+638.3

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the valued added by industry sectors in Wagga Wagga City in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Public Administration and Safety (678 million or 14.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (634 million or 14.0%)
  • Education and Training (418 million or 9.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,729 million in total or 38.1% of the total value added by industry in the Wagga Wagga City.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 5.2% in Public Administration and Safety; 8.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 5.6% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the value added by industries of Wagga Wagga City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of value added by Public Administration and Safety (14.9% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Financial and Insurance Services (2.8% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.2% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Health Care and Social Assistance (14.0% compared to 8.6%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in Wagga Wagga City $increased by 638 million between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the value added by industries between 2017/18 and 2022/23 in Wagga Wagga City were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$182 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$118 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$66 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$60 million)

Wagga Wagga City Council

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