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Resident workers (Local) - Industry

Manufacturing employs more of the City of Ipswich’s local labour force than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which the City of Ipswich residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the City of Ipswich, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in the City of Ipswich are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

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Local resident workers industry of employment
City of Ipswich 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4340.62.75780.93.4-144
Mining7381.02.63520.61.7+385
Manufacturing10,80114.48.410,95617.69.9-156
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,0351.41.27451.21.0+290
Construction5,8287.89.04,5767.49.0+1,252
Wholesale Trade3,1804.33.62,6894.33.9+490
Retail Trade8,04110.710.76,93611.211.6+1,104
Accommodation and Food Services3,8755.27.03,0044.87.0+870
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,0486.75.34,1086.65.1+939
Information Media and Telecommunications6630.91.26991.11.4-36
Financial and Insurance Services1,7922.42.71,4492.32.8+343
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,0571.41.89411.52.1+116
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,3644.56.52,4283.95.6+935
Administrative and Support Services2,2973.13.21,8242.93.1+473
Public Administration and Safety7,2289.76.75,2548.56.7+1,974
Education and Training5,1786.97.94,1966.77.6+982
Health Care and Social Assistance9,07212.111.97,00711.310.2+2,064
Arts and Recreation Services6580.91.45440.91.4+113
Other Services2,8103.83.92,3043.73.7+505
Industry not classified1,7152.32.41,5702.52.7+145

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers industry of employment, 2011
Local resident workers industry of employment, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 2.7% Mining, Queensland: 2.6% Manufacturing, Queensland: 8.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.2% Construction, Queensland: 9.0% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.6% Retail Trade, Queensland: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 6.5% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 6.7% Education and Training, Queensland: 7.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 11.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.4% Other Services, Queensland: 3.9% Industry not classified, Queensland: 2.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Ipswich: 0.6% Mining, City of Ipswich: 1.0% Manufacturing, City of Ipswich: 14.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Ipswich: 1.4% Construction, City of Ipswich: 7.8% Wholesale Trade, City of Ipswich: 4.3% Retail Trade, City of Ipswich: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Ipswich: 5.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Ipswich: 6.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Ipswich: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Ipswich: 2.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Ipswich: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Ipswich: 4.5% Administrative and Support Services, City of Ipswich: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, City of Ipswich: 9.7% Education and Training, City of Ipswich: 6.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Ipswich: 12.1% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Ipswich: 0.9% Other Services, City of Ipswich: 3.8% Industry not classified, City of Ipswich: 2.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers industry of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers industry of employment, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Ipswich: -144 Mining, City of Ipswich: +385 Manufacturing, City of Ipswich: -156 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Ipswich: +290 Construction, City of Ipswich: +1,252 Wholesale Trade, City of Ipswich: +490 Retail Trade, City of Ipswich: +1,104 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Ipswich: +870 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Ipswich: +939 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Ipswich: -36 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Ipswich: +343 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Ipswich: +116 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Ipswich: +935 Administrative and Support Services, City of Ipswich: +473 Public Administration and Safety, City of Ipswich: +1,974 Education and Training, City of Ipswich: +982 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Ipswich: +2,064 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Ipswich: +113 Other Services, City of Ipswich: +505 Industry not classified, City of Ipswich: +145
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the local labour force in City of Ipswich in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (10,801 people or 14.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (9,072 people or 12.1%)
  • Retail Trade (8,041 people or 10.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 27,914 people in total or 37.3% of the total local labour force.

In comparison, Queensland employed 8.4% in Manufacturing; 11.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 10.7% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed in Manufacturing (14.4% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed in Public Administration and Safety (9.7% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.6% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.5% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Ipswich were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,064 local labour force)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+1,974 local labour force)
  • Construction (+1,252 local labour force)
  • Retail Trade (+1,104 local labour force)

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