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Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in Wagga Wagga City in 2016 than any other occupation.

Wagga Wagga City's occupation statistics quantify the occupations in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This will be influenced by the economic base and employment opportunities available in the area, education levels, and the working and social aspirations of the population. When viewed with other indicators, such as Educational Qualifications and Individual Income, Occupation is a key measure for evaluating Wagga Wagga City's socio-economic status and skill base.

Derived from the two Census questions:

'In the main job held last week, what was the person's occupation?' and 'What are the main tasks that the person himself/herself usually performs in that occupation?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
Wagga Wagga City - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
OccupationNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
Managers
3,62912.213.03,50812.113.4+121
Professionals
5,87419.718.15,51319.017.4+361
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers4,67115.714.84,80416.515.2-133
Community and Personal Service Workers
3,86813.011.93,25211.210.7+616
Clerical and Administrative Workers
3,65712.312.43,73412.813.0-77
Sales Workers
3,06310.39.63,06310.59.70
Machinery Operators And Drivers
1,6275.57.11,6955.87.6-68
map this data in atlas.idLabourers3,07010.311.43,05210.511.3+18
Not stated or inadequately described
1510.50.84481.51.6-297

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

Occupation of employment, 2016
Occupation of employment, 2016 Managers, Regional NSW: 13.0% Professionals, Regional NSW: 18.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, Regional NSW: 14.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, Regional NSW: 11.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Regional NSW: 12.4% Sales Workers, Regional NSW: 9.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Regional NSW: 7.1% Labourers, Regional NSW: 11.4% Managers, Wagga Wagga City: 12.2% Professionals, Wagga Wagga City: 19.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Wagga Wagga City: 15.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Wagga Wagga City: 13.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Wagga Wagga City: 12.3% Sales Workers, Wagga Wagga City: 10.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Wagga Wagga City: 5.5% Labourers, Wagga Wagga City: 10.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in occupation of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in occupation of employment, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Wagga Wagga City: +121 Professionals, Wagga Wagga City: +361 Technicians and Trades Workers, Wagga Wagga City: -133 Community and Personal Service Workers, Wagga Wagga City: +616 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Wagga Wagga City: -77 Sales Workers, Wagga Wagga City: 0 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Wagga Wagga City: -68 Labourers, Wagga Wagga City: +18
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in Wagga Wagga City in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (5,874 people or 19.7%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (4,671 people or 15.7%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (3,868 people or 13.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 14,413 people in total or 48.3% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Regional NSW employed 18.1% in Professionals; 14.8% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 11.9% in Community and Personal Service Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Wagga Wagga City and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Professionals (19.7% compared to 18.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (13.0% compared to 11.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (5.5% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Labourers (10.3% compared to 11.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Wagga Wagga City increased by 765 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2011 and 2016 in Wagga Wagga City were for those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+616 persons)
  • Professionals (+361 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-133 persons)
  • Managers (+121 persons)

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