Wagga Wagga City

Worker productivity

In Wagga Wagga City, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $371,682 per worker in 2022/23.

Worker productivity by industry is calculated by dividing the industry value add by the number of persons employed in that industry. It shows which industries generate the most value add per employee. Some industry sectors, such as retail trade, are not highly productive per worker, but they employ a lot of people. Other industries, such as mining, employ fewer people but generate high levels of productivity. Each plays an important role in the economy.

Worker productivity data should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total)and Employment by industry (FTE), to see the relative size of employment in each industry, and with Local workers income to see how many local workers are actually each in each industry, and with Sources of income data to see whether employment is the main way income is derived.

Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section. National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
Wagga Wagga City - Constant prices2022/232017/18Change
Industry$New South Wales$$New South Wales$ 2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing206,461191,575172,246161,954+34,215
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services195,761249,662259,386297,901-63,625
Wholesale Trade217,502225,655208,069215,895+9,433
Retail Trade92,10476,88668,52673,995+23,578
Accommodation and Food Services61,19766,62253,88160,423+7,316
Transport, Postal and Warehousing138,164163,703130,909165,179+7,255
Information Media and Telecommunications207,141291,762112,188181,504+94,953
Financial and Insurance Services222,782296,824243,347326,874-20,565
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services282,976345,826285,172348,067-2,196
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services118,120147,920110,929140,933+7,191
Administrative and Support Services145,848221,210118,909200,119+26,939
Public Administration and Safety166,173123,380169,973125,937-3,799
Education and Training98,03296,116104,81993,841-6,787
Health Care and Social Assistance83,04682,53274,89777,964+8,149
Arts and Recreation Services51,74671,84242,40069,545+9,346
Other Services61,82665,50771,20475,187-9,377
Total worker productivity113,000141,468110,978140,330+2,021

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©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 jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in Wagga Wagga City in 2022/23 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($371,682)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($282,976)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($222,782)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales were for $741,860 in Mining; $345,826 in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services and $296,824 in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of Wagga Wagga City and New South Wales were:

  • A lower worker productivity in Financial and Insurance Services ($222,782 compared to $296,824)
  • A lower worker productivity in Administrative and Support Services ($145,848 compared to $221,210)
  • A lower worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($207,141 compared to $291,762)
  • A lower worker productivity in Mining ($371,682 compared to $741,860)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in Wagga Wagga City increased by $2,021 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in worker productivity by industries between 2017/18 and 2022/23 in Wagga Wagga City were for those employed in:

  • Mining (-$169,502)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$94,953)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-$63,625)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$34,215)

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