City of Ipswich

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

34,737 people or 33.3% of the City of Ipswich's resident workers (All industries) have a tertiary qualification.

The local resident workers include all employed people who are resident in the local area regardless of where they work. In other words, it is the people who live locally and therefore have the potential to work locally and is an important resource for the local economy. Their characteristics inform us about the skills that are available locally, even if they are not currently employed in the local economy.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics - All industries
City of Ipswich20212016change
Namenumber%. % Queenslandnumber%. % Queensland2016 to 2021
Resident workers
Total Resident workers (Census)104,282100.0100.084,281100.0100.0+20,001
Age structure
15 - 24 years16,93316.215.514,06616.715.6+2,867
25 - 54 years71,07168.264.557,72568.565.6+13,346
55 - 64 years13,45812.915.310,44312.414.8+3,015
65 years and over2,8322.74.72,0482.44.0+784
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance16,10615.415.411,09313.213.0+5,013
Retail trade10,1339.79.38,84310.59.9+1,290
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers14,89814.313.712,70415.114.3+2,194
Community and personal service workers14,55814.012.310,74912.811.3+3,809
Hours worked
Full time64,28961.659.054,82665.162.4+9,463
Part time37,95136.439.227,91933.135.8+10,032
Bachelor or higher degree22,27121.429.414,31617.025.1+7,955
Advanced diploma or diploma12,46612.011.39,32411.110.9+3,142
Certificate level32,32231.026.525,62630.426.4+6,696
No qualifications35,01033.630.632,83939.035.0+2,171
Individual Income
Less than $50012,03311.513.1--------
$500 -$1,99978,29875.168.1--------
$2,000 or more12,97112.417.8--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport3,9873.84.15,7556.87.0-1,768
Walked only9971.02.61,1541.43.3-157
Other Characteristics
Born overseas29,10327.927.820,83124.725.8+8,272
Speaks a language other than English at home16,15015.514.410,04111.912.3+6,109
Arrived between 2016 and August 20213,1543.04.4--------

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