Wagga Wagga City

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In Wagga Wagga City, 20.0% of workers were Professionals, compared to 23.6% 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 - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Managers3,59411.713.53,50711.913.3+87
Professionals6,11420.023.65,65719.222.7+457
Technicians and Trades Workers4,56714.912.74,61615.613.2-49
Community and Personal Service Workers4,33614.210.43,51511.99.5+821
Clerical and Administrative Workers3,86012.613.83,96113.415.0-101
Sales Workers3,16310.39.23,14410.69.3+19
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,6095.36.11,6715.76.4-62
Labourers2,9429.68.82,99910.28.7-57
Inadequately described or not stated4191.41.84551.51.8-36
Total Persons30,604100.0100.029,525100.0100.0+1,079

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 All industries workforce in Wagga Wagga City in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (6,114 local workers or 20.0%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (4,567 local workers or 14.9%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (4,336 local workers or 14.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 15,017 people in total or 49.1% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 23.6% as Professionals; 12.7% as Technicians and Trades Workers and 10.4% as Community and Personal Service Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in Wagga Wagga City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (14.2% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (20.0% compared to 23.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (14.9% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (11.7% compared to 13.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in Wagga Wagga City between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+821 local workers)
  • Professionals (+457 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-101 local workers)
  • Managers (+87 local workers)

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