City of Ipswich

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
City of Ipswich - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6860.72.67020.82.8-16
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,3831.31.21,0601.31.1+323
Wholesale Trade2,9582.82.42,7123.22.6+246
Retail Trade10,1339.79.38,84310.59.9+1,290
Accommodation and Food Services5,9065.77.24,6565.57.3+1,250
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6,4486.24.75,4646.55.1+984
Information Media and Telecommunications7590.71.08821.01.2-123
Financial and Insurance Services2,4292.32.62,1022.52.5+327
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,4611.41.81,3811.62.0+80
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,0284.86.73,6954.46.3+1,333
Administrative and Support Services3,6843.53.42,8603.43.5+824
Public Administration and Safety9,3599.06.27,6519.16.6+1,708
Education and Training8,5308.28.86,8468.19.0+1,684
Health Care and Social Assistance16,10615.415.411,09313.213.0+5,013
Arts and Recreation Services1,0511.01.58241.01.6+227
Other Services4,2094.03.93,3173.93.9+892
Industry not classified5,3575.14.53,9684.74.3+1,389
Total Persons104,286100.0100.084,279100.0100.0+20,007

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the City of Ipswich in 2021shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (16,106 people or 15.4%)
  • Retail Trade (10,133 people or 9.7%)
  • Manufacturing (9,554 people or 9.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 35,793 people in total or 34.3% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Queensland employed 15.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.3% in Retail Trade and 5.7% 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 (9.2% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (9.0% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.7% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.8% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2016 and 2021 in the City of Ipswich were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+5,013 resident workforce)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+1,708 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+1,684 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+1,389 resident workforce)

City of Ipswich

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