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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Ipswich, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 9,110 FTE jobs in 2014/15.

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 Ipswich2014/152009/10Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2009/10 to 2014/15
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4810.93.64450.84.0+36
Mining3370.63.24360.82.9-100
Manufacturing9,11017.08.79,90918.79.7-799
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7281.41.47841.51.3-56
Construction4,9409.210.85,31010.011.4-369
Wholesale Trade1,6393.14.01,7313.34.3-92
Retail Trade4,9899.39.15,1119.69.4-122
Accommodation and Food Services2,3484.46.02,2644.35.8+84
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,0555.75.93,0105.75.9+45
Information Media and Telecommunications2780.51.33130.61.4-35
Financial and Insurance Services8961.72.98761.72.8+20
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,0071.92.08761.72.1+132
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,4144.57.22,4514.66.9-37
Administrative and Support Services1,2942.42.91,1922.22.9+102
Public Administration and Safety6,04911.37.15,51910.46.9+530
Education and Training5,1689.77.54,8359.17.3+333
Health Care and Social Assistance6,56312.311.05,88211.19.8+681
Arts and Recreation Services3520.71.23880.71.2-36
Other Services1,8473.54.31,6733.24.0+175

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 2015-16 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) 2014/15
Employment (FTE) 2014/15 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 3.6% Mining, Queensland: 3.2% Manufacturing, Queensland: 8.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.4% Construction, Queensland: 10.8% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 4.0% Retail Trade, Queensland: 9.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 6.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 7.2% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 7.1% Education and Training, Queensland: 7.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 11.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.2% Other Services, Queensland: 4.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Ipswich: 0.9% Mining, City of Ipswich: 0.6% Manufacturing, City of Ipswich: 17.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Ipswich: 1.4% Construction, City of Ipswich: 9.2% Wholesale Trade, City of Ipswich: 3.1% Retail Trade, City of Ipswich: 9.3% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Ipswich: 4.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Ipswich: 5.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Ipswich: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Ipswich: 1.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Ipswich: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Ipswich: 4.5% Administrative and Support Services, City of Ipswich: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, City of Ipswich: 11.3% Education and Training, City of Ipswich: 9.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Ipswich: 12.3% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Ipswich: 0.7% Other Services, City of Ipswich: 3.5%
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), 2009/10 to 2014/15
Change in employment (FTE), 2009/10 to 2014/15 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Ipswich: +36 Mining, City of Ipswich: -100 Manufacturing, City of Ipswich: -799 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Ipswich: -56 Construction, City of Ipswich: -369 Wholesale Trade, City of Ipswich: -92 Retail Trade, City of Ipswich: -122 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Ipswich: +84 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Ipswich: +45 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Ipswich: -35 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Ipswich: +20 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Ipswich: +132 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Ipswich: -37 Administrative and Support Services, City of Ipswich: +102 Public Administration and Safety, City of Ipswich: +530 Education and Training, City of Ipswich: +333 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Ipswich: +681 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Ipswich: -36 Other Services, City of Ipswich: +175
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 2014/15 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (9,110 full-time equivalent local workers or 17.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,563 full-time equivalent local workers or 12.3%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (6,049 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 21,722 people in total or 40.6% of local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 8.7% in Manufacturing; 11.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 7.1% 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 (17.0% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (11.3% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.9% compared to 3.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.5% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the City of Ipswich increased by 492 between 2009/10 and 2014/15.

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

  • Manufacturing (-799 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+681 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+530 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (-369 full-time equivalent local workers)

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