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Resident workers (Local) - Occupations of employment

There are more local labour force technicians and trades workers in the City of Ipswich than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of City of Ipswich's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

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

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Local resident workers occupations
City of Ipswich 20112006Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2006 to 2011
Managers6,5918.812.05,3118.512.4+1,279
Professionals10,17113.618.97,34611.817.1+2,824
Technicians and Trades Workers12,12816.214.910,76117.315.4+1,366
Community and Personal Service Workers8,43811.310.06,52010.59.1+1,918
Clerical and Administrative Workers11,72115.714.79,50515.314.8+2,216
Sales Workers7,0159.49.85,8209.410.4+1,194
Machinery Operators And Drivers7,4079.97.36,1729.97.2+1,235
Labourers9,84013.210.69,60115.411.9+239
Inadequately described or not stated1,5072.01.81,1281.81.8+379

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

Local resident workers occupations, 2011
Local resident workers occupations, 2011 Managers, Queensland: 12.0% Professionals, Queensland: 18.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland: 14.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland: 10.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland: 14.7% Sales Workers, Queensland: 9.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland: 7.3% Labourers, Queensland: 10.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland: 1.8% Managers, City of Ipswich: 8.8% Professionals, City of Ipswich: 13.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Ipswich: 16.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Ipswich: 11.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Ipswich: 15.7% Sales Workers, City of Ipswich: 9.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Ipswich: 9.9% Labourers, City of Ipswich: 13.2% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Ipswich: 2.0%
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 occupations, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011 Managers, City of Ipswich: +1,279 Professionals, City of Ipswich: +2,824 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Ipswich: +1,366 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Ipswich: +1,918 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Ipswich: +2,216 Sales Workers, City of Ipswich: +1,194 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Ipswich: +1,235 Labourers, City of Ipswich: +239 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Ipswich: +379
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

An analysis of the jobs held by the local labour force in City of Ipswich in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (12,128 people or 16.2%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (11,721 people or 15.7%)
  • Professionals (10,171 people or 13.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 34,020 people in total or 45.5% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Queensland employed 14.9% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 14.7% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 18.9% in Professionals.

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 as Labourers (13.2% compared to 10.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (9.9% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Professionals (13.6% compared to 18.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Managers (8.8% compared to 12.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the local labour force in City of Ipswich increased by 12,650 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+2,824 local labour force)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+2,216 local labour force)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,918 local labour force)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+1,366 local labour force)

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