Wagga Wagga Demographics (NSW) Local Stats

Wagga Wagga (2650) is a suburb of Regional NSW, Murray & Riverina, New South Wales. It is about 378 kms from NSW's capital city of Sydney. Wagga Wagga is in the federal electorate of Riverina.

In the 2011 census the population of Wagga Wagga was 6,962 and is comprised of approximately 51.9% females and 48.1% males.

The median/average age of the population of Wagga Wagga is 35 years of age.

81.7% of people living in the suburb of Wagga Wagga were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 1.7% India, 1.6% England, 0.8% New Zealand, 0.7% China , 0.4% Germany, 0.3% Philippines, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% Sri Lanka, 0.3% Pakistan, 0.3% Burma , 0.3% Bangladesh, 0.3% Vietnam, 0.2% Korea, Republic of , 0.2% Scotland.

87.3% of people living in Wagga Wagga speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.4% Other, 0.5% Cantonese, 0.5% Mandarin, 0.5% Hindi, 0.3% Arabic, 0.3% Italian, 0.3% Bengali, 0.3% Vietnamese.

The religious makeup of Wagga Wagga is 34.3% Catholic, 20.6% Anglican, 17.1% No religion, 6.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 4.8% Uniting Church, 1.3% Islam, 1.3% Christian, nfd, 1.1% Lutheran, 1.0% Baptist.

33.6% of people are married, 45.4% have never married and 9.1% are divorced and 3.8% are separated. There are 492 widowed people living in Wagga Wagga.

62.3% of the people living in Wagga Wagga over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 26.7% are working on a part time basis. Wagga Wagga has an unemployment rate of 5.8%.

The main occupations of people living in Wagga Wagga are 24.9% Professionals, 15.5% Technicians & trades workers, 11.9% Community & personal service workers, 11.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.2% Managers, 9.6% Sales workers, 9.5% Labourers, 4.8% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Wagga Wagga work in are 15.2% Health care and social assistance, 11.4% Education and training, 11.1% Retail trade, 10.3% Accommodation and food services, 7.9% Manufacturing, 7.6% Public administration and safety, 7.3% Construction, 4.8% Professional, scientific and technical services, 3.4% Transport, postal and warehousing.

26.8% of homes are fully owned, and 21.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 46.7% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $581 per week and the median household income is $978 per week.

The median rent in Wagga Wagga is $240 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1517 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Wagga Wagga postcode 2650

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