Wagga Wagga City
Occupation of employment

There were more total employed persons aged 15+ in Wagga Wagga City in 2011 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?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
Wagga Wagga City - Total persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Managers
3,50411.913.43,52412.614.4-20
Professionals
5,53118.817.54,93017.716.4+601
Technicians and Trades Workers
4,86616.515.24,44715.915.4+419
Community and Personal Service Workers
3,49211.810.83,10711.19.6+385
Clerical and Administrative Workers
3,74812.713.03,63413.012.9+114
Sales Workers
3,10810.59.83,16411.310.1-56
Machinery Operators And Drivers
1,6985.87.61,5455.57.3+153
Labourers
3,08110.511.33,17711.412.3-96
Inadequately described
4531.51.63561.31.6+97

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Occupation of employment, 2011
Occupation of employment, 2011 Managers, Regional NSW: 13.4% Professionals, Regional NSW: 17.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Regional NSW: 15.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Regional NSW: 10.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Regional NSW: 13.0% Sales Workers, Regional NSW: 9.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Regional NSW: 7.6% Labourers, Regional NSW: 11.3% Inadequately described, Regional NSW: 1.6% Managers, Wagga Wagga City: 11.9% Professionals, Wagga Wagga City: 18.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Wagga Wagga City: 16.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Wagga Wagga City: 11.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Wagga Wagga City: 12.7% Sales Workers, Wagga Wagga City: 10.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Wagga Wagga City: 5.8% Labourers, Wagga Wagga City: 10.5% Inadequately described, Wagga Wagga City: 1.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011 Managers, Wagga Wagga City: -20 Professionals, Wagga Wagga City: +601 Technicians and Trades Workers, Wagga Wagga City: +419 Community and Personal Service Workers, Wagga Wagga City: +385 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Wagga Wagga City: +114 Sales Workers, Wagga Wagga City: -56 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Wagga Wagga City: +153 Labourers, Wagga Wagga City: -96 Inadequately described, Wagga Wagga City: +97
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated 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 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (5,531 people or 18.8%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (4,866 people or 16.5%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (3,748 people or 12.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 14,145 people in total or 48.0% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Regional NSW employed 17.5% in Professionals; 15.2% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 13.0% in Clerical and Administrative 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 Technicians and Trades Workers (16.5% compared to 15.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Professionals (18.8% compared to 17.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (5.8% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (11.9% compared to 13.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Wagga Wagga City increased by 1,597 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2011 in Wagga Wagga City were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+601 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+419 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+385 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+153 persons)