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Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Ipswich, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 11,387 local jobs in 2017/18.

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 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 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.

NOTE: 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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Employment (total) by industry
City of Ipswich2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7681.02.95030.82.8+265
Mining4390.62.65080.82.9-69
Manufacturing8,95711.66.59,81514.87.7-858
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,1801.51.19421.41.4+238
Construction6,8238.99.74,9747.59.9+1,849
Wholesale Trade1,5312.02.51,7492.63.4-218
Retail Trade9,01811.710.27,53811.410.3+1,480
Accommodation and Food Services5,6307.37.64,3106.57.1+1,320
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,5974.75.13,1844.85.4+413
Information Media and Telecommunications4500.61.24180.61.4+32
Financial and Insurance Services1,5122.02.51,1511.72.7+361
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,0171.31.91,0421.62.0-25
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,7673.66.32,4263.76.6+341
Administrative and Support Services2,0432.73.61,8902.93.4+153
Public Administration and Safety7,2969.56.66,3189.56.6+978
Education and Training9,23012.09.97,73811.78.5+1,492
Health Care and Social Assistance11,38714.813.98,97713.512.2+2,410
Arts and Recreation Services7441.01.75930.91.6+151
Other Services2,5303.34.02,1823.34.0+348

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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

Employment (total) by industry 2017/18
Employment (total) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 2.9% Mining, Queensland: 2.6% Manufacturing, Queensland: 6.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.1% Construction, Queensland: 9.7% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 2.5% Retail Trade, Queensland: 10.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 6.3% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 6.6% Education and Training, Queensland: 9.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 13.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.7% Other Services, Queensland: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Ipswich: 1.0% Mining, City of Ipswich: 0.6% Manufacturing, City of Ipswich: 11.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Ipswich: 1.5% Construction, City of Ipswich: 8.9% Wholesale Trade, City of Ipswich: 2.0% Retail Trade, City of Ipswich: 11.7% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Ipswich: 7.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Ipswich: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Ipswich: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Ipswich: 2.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Ipswich: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Ipswich: 3.6% Administrative and Support Services, City of Ipswich: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, City of Ipswich: 9.5% Education and Training, City of Ipswich: 12.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Ipswich: 14.8% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Ipswich: 1.0% Other Services, City of Ipswich: 3.3%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Ipswich: +265 Mining, City of Ipswich: -69 Manufacturing, City of Ipswich: -858 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Ipswich: +238 Construction, City of Ipswich: +1,849 Wholesale Trade, City of Ipswich: -218 Retail Trade, City of Ipswich: +1,480 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Ipswich: +1,320 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Ipswich: +413 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Ipswich: +32 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Ipswich: +361 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Ipswich: -25 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Ipswich: +341 Administrative and Support Services, City of Ipswich: +153 Public Administration and Safety, City of Ipswich: +978 Education and Training, City of Ipswich: +1,492 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Ipswich: +2,410 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Ipswich: +151 Other Services, City of Ipswich: +348
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 local workers in City of Ipswich in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (11,387 people or 14.8%)
  • Education and Training (9,230 people or 12.0%)
  • Retail Trade (9,018 people or 11.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 29,635 people in total or 38.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.9% in Education and Training; and 10.2% in Retail Trade.

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 Manufacturing (11.6% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (9.5% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (12.0% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.6% compared to 6.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Ipswich increased by 10,660 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the City of Ipswich were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,410 local workers)
  • Construction (+1,849 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,492 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+1,480 local workers)

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