Wagga Wagga City

Local workers - Occupations - Retail Trade

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.

For a complete local workers analysis for Wagga Wagga City, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

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 occupations
Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Technicians and Trades Workers2346.95.92487.16.4-14
Community and Personal Service Workers250.71.0361.01.0-11
Clerical and Administrative Workers1895.66.32045.87.2-15
Sales Workers1,96558.253.42,00657.251.8-41
Machinery Operators And Drivers932.83.9962.73.9-3
Inadequately described or not stated170.50.6200.60.8-3
Total Persons3,376100.0100.03,509100.0100.0-133

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

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%)

Emerging groups

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)

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