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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Ipswich, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 8,704 FTE jobs in 2017/18.

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 Ipswich2017/182013/14Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2013/14 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6171.03.14730.93.2+144
Mining4170.73.25281.04.2-110
Manufacturing8,70414.17.98,55215.58.1+152
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,2712.11.59241.71.6+347
Construction6,54510.611.25,0439.111.4+1,502
Wholesale Trade1,5552.53.11,5932.93.5-38
Retail Trade6,34210.38.85,84110.69.2+501
Accommodation and Food Services3,1865.25.82,5474.65.3+640
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,9096.36.13,0665.66.0+843
Information Media and Telecommunications3080.51.33390.61.4-31
Financial and Insurance Services1,4402.32.99791.82.5+461
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8091.31.99911.82.2-182
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,7134.47.52,3574.37.4+356
Administrative and Support Services1,4902.43.11,4642.73.1+26
Public Administration and Safety5,9619.67.15,56810.16.8+393
Education and Training5,6079.17.65,3759.77.2+232
Health Care and Social Assistance8,27513.412.17,01412.710.9+1,261
Arts and Recreation Services5400.91.64590.81.4+80
Other Services2,1223.44.22,0743.84.5+48

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (FTE) 2017/18
Employment (FTE) 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 3.1% Mining, Queensland: 3.2% Manufacturing, Queensland: 7.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.5% Construction, Queensland: 11.2% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 3.1% Retail Trade, Queensland: 8.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 5.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 6.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 7.5% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 7.1% Education and Training, Queensland: 7.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 12.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.6% Other Services, Queensland: 4.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Ipswich: 1.0% Mining, City of Ipswich: 0.7% Manufacturing, City of Ipswich: 14.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Ipswich: 2.1% Construction, City of Ipswich: 10.6% Wholesale Trade, City of Ipswich: 2.5% Retail Trade, City of Ipswich: 10.3% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Ipswich: 5.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Ipswich: 6.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Ipswich: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Ipswich: 2.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Ipswich: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Ipswich: 4.4% Administrative and Support Services, City of Ipswich: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, City of Ipswich: 9.6% Education and Training, City of Ipswich: 9.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Ipswich: 13.4% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Ipswich: 0.9% Other Services, City of Ipswich: 3.4%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2013/14 to 2017/18
Change in employment (FTE), 2013/14 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Ipswich: +144 Mining, City of Ipswich: -110 Manufacturing, City of Ipswich: +152 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Ipswich: +347 Construction, City of Ipswich: +1,502 Wholesale Trade, City of Ipswich: -38 Retail Trade, City of Ipswich: +501 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Ipswich: +640 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Ipswich: +843 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Ipswich: -31 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Ipswich: +461 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Ipswich: -182 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Ipswich: +356 Administrative and Support Services, City of Ipswich: +26 Public Administration and Safety, City of Ipswich: +393 Education and Training, City of Ipswich: +232 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Ipswich: +1,261 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Ipswich: +80 Other Services, City of Ipswich: +48
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
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 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (8,704 full-time equivalent local workers or 14.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,275 full-time equivalent local workers or 13.4%)
  • Construction (6,545 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 23,524 people in total or 38.1% of local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 7.9% in Manufacturing; 12.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 11.2% in Construction.

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 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (9.6% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.4% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (0.7% compared to 3.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the City of Ipswich increased by 6,626 between 2013/14 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2013/14 and 2017/18 in the City of Ipswich were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+1,502 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,261 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+843 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+640 full-time equivalent local workers)

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