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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Ipswich, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 9,412 FTE jobs in 2015/16.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in the City of Ipswich.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent 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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

NOTE: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. 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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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
City of Ipswich2015/162010/11Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5561.03.44230.83.5+133
Mining4040.73.04270.83.1-23
Manufacturing9,41216.68.59,52117.79.3-109
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services8931.61.48331.61.4+59
Construction5,4779.710.54,8869.110.2+591
Wholesale Trade1,8743.34.21,7913.34.2+82
Retail Trade5,5509.89.35,37610.09.4+174
Accommodation and Food Services2,5464.56.12,4974.66.0+49
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,3425.96.13,1215.86.0+220
Information Media and Telecommunications3100.51.33050.61.4+5
Financial and Insurance Services9931.82.99081.72.8+84
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9771.72.19141.72.1+63
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,2884.07.42,1554.07.3+133
Administrative and Support Services1,4362.53.01,3142.43.0+121
Public Administration and Safety5,96610.57.05,70410.67.0+262
Education and Training5,6069.97.65,0969.57.6+510
Health Care and Social Assistance6,80412.010.76,30711.710.4+497
Arts and Recreation Services3880.71.33610.71.2+27
Other Services1,8883.34.11,7763.34.0+112

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

Data is based on 2014-15 constant prices for all years. NIEIR data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and new data releases normally adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.

Employment (FTE) 2015/16
Employment (FTE) 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 3.4% Mining, Queensland: 3.0% Manufacturing, Queensland: 8.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.4% Construction, Queensland: 10.5% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 4.2% Retail Trade, Queensland: 9.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 6.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 6.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 2.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 7.4% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 7.0% Education and Training, Queensland: 7.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 10.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.3% Other Services, Queensland: 4.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Ipswich: 1.0% Mining, City of Ipswich: 0.7% Manufacturing, City of Ipswich: 16.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Ipswich: 1.6% Construction, City of Ipswich: 9.7% Wholesale Trade, City of Ipswich: 3.3% Retail Trade, City of Ipswich: 9.8% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Ipswich: 4.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Ipswich: 5.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Ipswich: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Ipswich: 1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Ipswich: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Ipswich: 4.0% Administrative and Support Services, City of Ipswich: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, City of Ipswich: 10.5% Education and Training, City of Ipswich: 9.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Ipswich: 12.0% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Ipswich: 0.7% 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 (FTE), 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in employment (FTE), 2010/11 to 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Ipswich: +133 Mining, City of Ipswich: -23 Manufacturing, City of Ipswich: -109 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Ipswich: +59 Construction, City of Ipswich: +591 Wholesale Trade, City of Ipswich: +82 Retail Trade, City of Ipswich: +174 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Ipswich: +49 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Ipswich: +220 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Ipswich: +5 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Ipswich: +84 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Ipswich: +63 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Ipswich: +133 Administrative and Support Services, City of Ipswich: +121 Public Administration and Safety, City of Ipswich: +262 Education and Training, City of Ipswich: +510 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Ipswich: +497 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Ipswich: +27 Other Services, City of Ipswich: +112
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 full-time equivalent local workers in City of Ipswich in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (9,412 full-time equivalent local workers or 16.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,804 full-time equivalent local workers or 12.0%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (5,966 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 22,182 people in total or 39.1% of local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 8.5% in Manufacturing; 10.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 7.0% in Public Administration and Safety.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (16.6% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (10.5% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.0% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.0% compared to 3.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the City of Ipswich increased by 2,991 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

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

  • Construction (+591 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+510 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+497 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+262 full-time equivalent local workers)

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