Wagga Wagga City

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In Wagga Wagga City 50.7% of the local workers (All industries) are males and 49.3% are female.

The local workers is made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live. Local workers statistics reveal how the characteristics of the local workers in Wagga Wagga City vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector local workers requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

NOTE: All tables in the workers section are based on Census employment data which differ from the NIEIR employment estimates. See data notes for more details.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Wagga Wagga City in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Local workers key statistics - All industries
Wagga Wagga City20162011change
Namenumber%. New South Walesnumber%. New South Wales2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)30,601100.0100.029,525100.0100.0+1,076
Age structure
15 - 24 years5,92919.414.06,11120.714.5-182
25 - 54 years18,69661.166.618,29061.967.7+406
55 - 64 years4,65715.215.04,13814.014.4+519
65 years and over1,3204.34.39863.33.5+334
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance5,00916.412.54,17914.211.6+830
Public administration and safety3,63211.95.93,50811.95.9+124
Retail trade3,37511.09.73,50611.910.4-131
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers4,56714.912.74,61615.613.2-49
Community and personal service workers4,33614.210.43,51511.99.5+821
Hours worked
Full time19,70064.463.119,16164.962.9+539
Part time10,31933.734.99,70732.933.1+612
Bachelor or higher degree6,94822.732.65,68719.327.9+1,261
Advanced diploma or diploma2,9439.611.12,4198.210.5+524
Certificate level9,20330.122.28,29828.122.2+905
No qualifications10,71535.031.111,80740.034.9-1,092
Individual Income
Less than $5005,17416.917.2--00--
$500 -$1,74920,67367.660.8--00--
$1,750 or more4,27214.020.5--00--
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport1650.516.02250.813.8-60
Walked only1,5735.13.91,6015.44.1-28
Other Characteristics
Born overseas3,32310.932.82,6288.930.1+695
Speaks a language other than English at home2,1857.126.41,3384.522.8+847
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20169173.06.0--00--

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