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Wagga Wagga is the heart of the Murrumbidgee Region and acts as the primary population, business and industry hub. As a regional capital, the city supports a highly diverse and dynamic economy that services areas well beyond the Local Government's boundaries, evidenced by the City's hospitals servicing a patient catchment area of 297,000 people.

With a population of 61,509 at the 2011 census and an assumed annual growth rate of 1.1%, the City is expecting to grow to approximately 80,000 people by the year 2031.

Wagga Wagga is a highly accessible city through its connectivity with Australia's major population centres such as Sydney and Melbourne. Excellent road, rail and air connections make the city a strategic centre for interstate transport, with the potential to be significantly improved by the proposed Riverina Intermodal Freight and Logistics Hub.

Key sectors of the local economy evidenced by their high proportion of employment include Health Care and Social Assistance, Public Administration and Safety, Retail and Manufacturing. The City supports a strong labour force in excess of 32,000 people and has historically maintained a low level of unemployment, currently at 4.4%

The region offers a unique quality of life that is unparalleled in its natural beauty, housing affordability, diverse employment opportunities and a wide offering of community infrastructure, services and lifestyle activities. 


The City is home to many quality education providers, with services across a wide spectrum of learning.

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Wagga Wagga has an extraordinary range of museums, galleries, theatres and cinemas, restaurants, annual festivals and sporting facilities.

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The City has services that are comparable to those found in the major metropolitan areas of Australia.

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Wagga Wagga has a strong labour force, low unemployment and excellent working conditions.

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Buying or renting in Wagga Wagga is a much more financially attractive option than in major metropolitan areas such as Sydney.

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Almost half of all overnight visitors to the Riverina choose to spend that night in Wagga Wagga.

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In an Australian first, seven of the leading regional cities in New South Wales have united to create "Evocities".

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If you are thinking about relocating to Wagga Wagga, The Business Wagga Wagga Relocation Consultant might be able to help you.

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