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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Ipswich, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 8,752 FTE jobs in 2018/19.

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 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.

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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please 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 thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
City of Ipswich2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7021.13.44410.83.1+261
Mining4220.73.35611.04.1-139
Manufacturing8,75214.17.58,65315.68.1+99
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,1941.91.59551.71.6+239
Construction6,1169.911.15,0049.011.3+1,112
Wholesale Trade1,7442.83.41,5632.83.5+182
Retail Trade6,73110.98.35,84510.69.3+887
Accommodation and Food Services3,2295.25.92,5024.55.3+727
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,8796.36.03,0465.56.0+834
Information Media and Telecommunications4510.71.43560.61.5+95
Financial and Insurance Services1,3642.22.79381.72.4+426
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8081.32.09691.82.2-160
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,4053.97.12,3024.27.5+104
Administrative and Support Services1,5892.63.21,4682.73.1+120
Public Administration and Safety5,2118.46.75,58610.16.9-375
Education and Training6,0779.88.25,4469.87.2+631
Health Care and Social Assistance8,38813.512.47,04012.711.0+1,348
Arts and Recreation Services7811.31.64510.81.4+330
Other Services2,1043.44.22,1974.04.5-93
Total industries61,948100.0100.055,321100.0100.0+6,626

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Ipswich in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (8,752 people or 14.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,388 people or 13.5%)
  • Retail Trade (6,731 people or 10.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 23,871 people in total or 38.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 7.5% in Manufacturing; 12.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 8.3% in Retail Trade.

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 (14.1% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.9% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (0.7% compared to 3.3%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (10.9% compared to 8.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Ipswich increased by increased by 6,626 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the City of Ipswich were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,348 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+1,112 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+887 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+834 full-time equivalent local workers)

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