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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.

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

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Resident workers industry of employment
City of Ipswich 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7020.82.84580.62.7+244
Mining7490.92.37421.02.6+7
Manufacturing8,42510.06.010,74214.48.4-2,317
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,0601.31.11,0261.41.2+34
Construction7,0498.49.05,8287.89.0+1,221
Wholesale Trade2,7123.22.63,1634.23.6-451
Retail Trade8,84310.59.98,03310.710.7+810
Accommodation and Food Services4,6565.57.33,8685.27.0+788
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,4646.55.15,0546.85.3+410
Information Media and Telecommunications8821.01.26820.91.2+200
Financial and Insurance Services2,1022.52.51,8032.42.7+299
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,3811.62.01,0591.41.8+322
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,6954.46.33,3884.56.5+307
Administrative and Support Services2,8603.43.52,2993.13.2+561
Public Administration and Safety7,6519.16.67,2279.76.7+424
Education and Training6,8468.19.05,1716.97.9+1,675
Health Care and Social Assistance11,09313.213.09,08112.111.9+2,012
Arts and Recreation Services8241.01.66650.91.4+159
Other Services3,3173.93.92,8123.83.9+505
Industry not classified3,9684.74.31,7152.32.4+2,253

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

Resident workers industry of employment, 2016
Resident workers industry of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 2.8% Mining, Queensland: 2.3% Manufacturing, Queensland: 6.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.1% Construction, Queensland: 9.0% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 2.6% Retail Trade, Queensland: 9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.3% 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: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 6.3% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 6.6% Education and Training, Queensland: 9.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 13.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.6% Other Services, Queensland: 3.9% Industry not classified, Queensland: 4.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Ipswich: 0.8% Mining, City of Ipswich: 0.9% Manufacturing, City of Ipswich: 10.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Ipswich: 1.3% Construction, City of Ipswich: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, City of Ipswich: 3.2% Retail Trade, City of Ipswich: 10.5% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Ipswich: 5.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Ipswich: 6.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Ipswich: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Ipswich: 2.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Ipswich: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Ipswich: 4.4% Administrative and Support Services, City of Ipswich: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, City of Ipswich: 9.1% Education and Training, City of Ipswich: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Ipswich: 13.2% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Ipswich: 1.0% Other Services, City of Ipswich: 3.9% Industry not classified, City of Ipswich: 4.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Ipswich: +244 Mining, City of Ipswich: +7 Manufacturing, City of Ipswich: -2,317 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Ipswich: +34 Construction, City of Ipswich: +1,221 Wholesale Trade, City of Ipswich: -451 Retail Trade, City of Ipswich: +810 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Ipswich: +788 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Ipswich: +410 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Ipswich: +200 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Ipswich: +299 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Ipswich: +322 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Ipswich: +307 Administrative and Support Services, City of Ipswich: +561 Public Administration and Safety, City of Ipswich: +424 Education and Training, City of Ipswich: +1,675 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Ipswich: +2,012 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Ipswich: +159 Other Services, City of Ipswich: +505 Industry not classified, City of Ipswich: +2,253
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in 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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