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Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the City of Ipswich's resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which the City of Ipswich residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the City of Ipswich, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in the City of Ipswich are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
City of Ipswich - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7020.82.84580.62.6+244
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,0601.31.11,0261.31.1+34
Wholesale Trade2,7123.22.63,1633.93.4-451
Retail Trade8,84310.59.98,03310.010.0+810
Accommodation and Food Services4,6565.57.33,8684.86.5+788
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,4646.55.15,0546.34.9+410
Information Media and Telecommunications8821.01.26820.81.2+200
Financial and Insurance Services2,1022.52.51,8032.22.5+299
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,3811.62.01,0591.31.7+322
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,6954.46.33,3884.26.1+307
Administrative and Support Services2,8603.43.52,2992.93.0+561
Public Administration and Safety7,6519.16.67,2279.06.3+424
Education and Training6,8468.19.05,1716.47.4+1,675
Health Care and Social Assistance11,09313.213.09,08111.311.2+2,012
Arts and Recreation Services8241.01.66650.81.3+159
Other Services3,3173.93.92,8123.53.6+505
Industry not classified3,9684.74.31,7152.12.2+2,253
Total Persons84,279100.0100.074,816100.0100.0+9,463

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the City of Ipswich in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (11,093 people or 13.2%)
  • Retail Trade (8,843 people or 10.5%)
  • Manufacturing (8,425 people or 10.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 28,361 people in total or 33.7% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Queensland employed 13.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.9% in Retail Trade and 6.0% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the City of Ipswich and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (10.0% compared to 6.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (9.1% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.8% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.4% compared to 6.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Ipswich were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-2,317 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+2,253 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,012 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+1,675 resident workforce)

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