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Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Ipswich, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 10,284 local jobs in 2015/16.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the City of Ipswich. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in City of Ipswich regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of City of Ipswich's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
City of Ipswich2015/162010/11Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6530.92.74420.72.8+211
Mining4160.62.43960.62.4+20
Manufacturing10,28414.67.710,25816.18.6+26
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services9701.41.38731.41.3+97
Construction5,7748.29.35,2108.29.3+564
Wholesale Trade2,0172.93.81,8732.93.8+144
Retail Trade7,98411.310.77,17911.310.7+805
Accommodation and Food Services4,2706.07.23,8086.07.0+462
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,5085.05.43,2245.15.4+284
Information Media and Telecommunications3900.61.33650.61.4+25
Financial and Insurance Services1,2031.72.81,0741.72.8+129
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,1661.72.01,0291.62.0+137
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,7103.87.12,4303.86.9+280
Administrative and Support Services2,0492.93.41,7362.73.3+313
Public Administration and Safety7,34010.47.16,51010.27.1+829
Education and Training7,49110.68.26,39910.18.0+1,092
Health Care and Social Assistance9,42113.312.08,21812.911.6+1,203
Arts and Recreation Services5980.81.45230.81.4+75
Other Services2,3613.34.12,0893.34.1+273

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Employment (total) by industry 2015/16
Employment (total) by industry 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 2.7% Mining, Queensland: 2.4% Manufacturing, Queensland: 7.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.3% Construction, Queensland: 9.3% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.8% Retail Trade, Queensland: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 7.1% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 7.1% Education and Training, Queensland: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 12.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.4% Other Services, Queensland: 4.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Ipswich: 0.9% Mining, City of Ipswich: 0.6% Manufacturing, City of Ipswich: 14.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Ipswich: 1.4% Construction, City of Ipswich: 8.2% Wholesale Trade, City of Ipswich: 2.9% Retail Trade, City of Ipswich: 11.3% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Ipswich: 6.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Ipswich: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Ipswich: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Ipswich: 1.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Ipswich: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Ipswich: 3.8% Administrative and Support Services, City of Ipswich: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, City of Ipswich: 10.4% Education and Training, City of Ipswich: 10.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Ipswich: 13.3% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Ipswich: 0.8% Other Services, City of Ipswich: 3.3%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2010/11 to 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Ipswich: +211 Mining, City of Ipswich: +20 Manufacturing, City of Ipswich: +26 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Ipswich: +97 Construction, City of Ipswich: +564 Wholesale Trade, City of Ipswich: +144 Retail Trade, City of Ipswich: +805 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Ipswich: +462 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Ipswich: +284 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Ipswich: +25 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Ipswich: +129 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Ipswich: +137 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Ipswich: +280 Administrative and Support Services, City of Ipswich: +313 Public Administration and Safety, City of Ipswich: +829 Education and Training, City of Ipswich: +1,092 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Ipswich: +1,203 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Ipswich: +75 Other Services, City of Ipswich: +273
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in City of Ipswich in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (10,284 people or 14.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (9,421 people or 13.3%)
  • Retail Trade (7,984 people or 11.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 27,689 people in total or 39.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 7.7% in Manufacturing; 12.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 10.7% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the City of Ipswich and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (14.6% compared to 7.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (10.4% compared to 7.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (10.6% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.8% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Ipswich increased by 6,968 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2010/11 and 2015/16 in the City of Ipswich were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,203 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,092 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+829 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+805 local workers)

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