In Wagga Wagga City (Retail Trade), 58.2% of workers were Sales Workers, compared to 53.4% in New South Wales.
Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.
The occupations of the local workers in Wagga Wagga City will be influenced by factors including:
- The economic base and employment opportunities available in Wagga Wagga City;
- The age of the workforce;
- The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
- The working and social aspirations of the population.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers occupations|
|Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||New South Wales||Number||%||New South Wales||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||234||6.9||5.9||248||7.1||6.4||-14|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||25||0.7||1.0||36||1.0||1.0||-11|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||189||5.6||6.3||204||5.8||7.2||-15|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||93||2.8||3.9||96||2.7||3.9||-3|
|Inadequately described or not stated||17||0.5||0.6||20||0.6||0.8||-3|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the Retail Trade workforce in Wagga Wagga City in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Sales Workers (1,965 local workers or 58.2%)
- Managers (471 local workers or 14.0%)
- Labourers (296 local workers or 8.8%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,732 people in total or 80.9% of the Retail Trade local workers.
In comparison, New South Wales employed 53.4% as Sales Workers; 16.0% as Managers and 7.4% as Labourers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the Retail Trade workforce in Wagga Wagga City and New South Wales were:
- A larger percentage of local workers(Retail Trade) employed as Sales Workers (58.2% compared to 53.4%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers(Retail Trade) employed as Professionals (2.5% compared to 5.5%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers(Retail Trade) employed as Managers (14.0% compared to 16.0%)
- A larger percentage of local workers(Retail Trade) employed as Labourers (8.8% compared to 7.4%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the Retail Trade workforce in Wagga Wagga City between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:
- Managers (-69 local workers)
- Sales Workers (-41 local workers)
- Labourers (+20 local workers)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (-15 local workers)