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Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Ipswich, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 11,302 local jobs in 2014/15.

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 Ipswich2014/152009/10Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2009/10 to 2014/15
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7301.12.89241.53.1-194
Mining3490.52.52820.52.3+67
Manufacturing11,30217.07.812,29119.88.8-989
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services8771.31.38211.31.2+56
Construction5,1407.79.55,5478.910.5-407
Wholesale Trade1,8412.83.62,0943.43.8-253
Retail Trade7,00310.510.68,52613.710.8-1,522
Accommodation and Food Services4,5216.87.43,7516.07.0+770
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,2234.85.22,9704.85.3+253
Information Media and Telecommunications3250.51.33370.51.3-12
Financial and Insurance Services1,0031.52.78451.42.8+158
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8281.21.99681.62.0-140
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,9662.96.91,8152.96.5+151
Administrative and Support Services2,3343.53.31,7372.83.2+597
Public Administration and Safety6,0299.07.05,2038.47.0+826
Education and Training6,92810.48.24,9438.07.9+1,985
Health Care and Social Assistance8,71613.112.26,76410.911.2+1,952
Arts and Recreation Services7781.21.43840.61.4+393
Other Services2,7704.24.31,9643.24.0+806

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 2014/15
Employment (total) by industry 2014/15 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 2.8% Mining, Queensland: 2.5% Manufacturing, Queensland: 7.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.3% Construction, Queensland: 9.5% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.6% Retail Trade, Queensland: 10.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 6.9% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 7.0% Education and Training, Queensland: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 12.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.4% Other Services, Queensland: 4.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Ipswich: 1.1% Mining, City of Ipswich: 0.5% Manufacturing, City of Ipswich: 17.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Ipswich: 1.3% Construction, City of Ipswich: 7.7% Wholesale Trade, City of Ipswich: 2.8% Retail Trade, City of Ipswich: 10.5% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Ipswich: 6.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Ipswich: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Ipswich: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Ipswich: 1.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Ipswich: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Ipswich: 2.9% Administrative and Support Services, City of Ipswich: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, City of Ipswich: 9.0% Education and Training, City of Ipswich: 10.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Ipswich: 13.1% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Ipswich: 1.2% Other Services, City of Ipswich: 4.2%
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, 2009/10 to 2014/15
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2009/10 to 2014/15 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Ipswich: -194 Mining, City of Ipswich: +67 Manufacturing, City of Ipswich: -989 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Ipswich: +56 Construction, City of Ipswich: -407 Wholesale Trade, City of Ipswich: -253 Retail Trade, City of Ipswich: -1,522 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Ipswich: +770 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Ipswich: +253 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Ipswich: -12 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Ipswich: +158 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Ipswich: -140 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Ipswich: +151 Administrative and Support Services, City of Ipswich: +597 Public Administration and Safety, City of Ipswich: +826 Education and Training, City of Ipswich: +1,985 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Ipswich: +1,952 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Ipswich: +393 Other Services, City of Ipswich: +806
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 2014/15 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (11,302 people or 17.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,716 people or 13.1%)
  • Retail Trade (7,003 people or 10.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 27,021 people in total or 40.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 7.8% in Manufacturing; 12.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 10.6% 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 (17.0% compared to 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (10.4% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (9.0% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.9% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Ipswich increased by 4,497 between 2009/10 and 2014/15.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2009/10 and 2014/15 in the City of Ipswich were for those employed in:

  • Education and Training (+1,985 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,952 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-1,522 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-989 local workers)

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