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Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Ipswich, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 10,985 local jobs in 2018/19.

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 the 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 the 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
City of Ipswich2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7400.92.75220.82.7+218
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,2041.51.21,0251.51.3+179
Wholesale Trade1,7922.32.91,7132.53.2+78
Retail Trade10,56413.610.57,75311.410.3+2,811
Accommodation and Food Services5,4757.07.64,4946.67.2+981
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,8544.95.33,1644.75.3+690
Information Media and Telecommunications5710.71.34680.71.4+103
Financial and Insurance Services1,4141.82.61,2231.82.7+191
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9411.21.71,0541.62.0-114
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,7393.56.42,4993.76.7+240
Administrative and Support Services2,0052.63.31,9902.93.4+15
Public Administration and Safety7,2219.37.06,4309.56.5+792
Education and Training8,39410.89.28,08511.98.7+310
Health Care and Social Assistance10,98514.113.59,43913.912.5+1,545
Arts and Recreation Services9901.31.66400.91.6+350
Other Services2,5383.34.02,4393.64.3+99
Total industries77,949100.0100.067,795100.0100.0+10,153

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the City of Ipswich in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (10,985 people or 14.1%)
  • Retail Trade (10,564 people or 13.6%)
  • Manufacturing (9,649 people or 12.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 31,198 people in total or 40.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.5% in Retail Trade and 6.9% in Manufacturing.

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 the field of Manufacturing (12.4% compared to 6.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (13.6% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.5% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (9.3% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Ipswich increased by increased by 10,153 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Retail Trade (+2,811 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,545 local workers)
  • Construction (+1,502 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+981 local workers)

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