City of Ipswich

Market characteristics

The City of Ipswich has a higher proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Queensland.

The people who live in an area are one of the most important resources that an economy draws upon, both as a market that consumes goods and services and as a source of labour.

This table provides an overview of the City of Ipswich's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the City of Ipswich's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Data source

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

Current benchmark:
Market characteristics
City of Ipswich20162011Change
NameNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents193,733100.0100.0166,908100.0100.0+26,825
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years45,92723.719.439,85223.920.2+6,075
15 - 24 years27,39114.113.024,72214.813.6+2,669
25 - 54 years80,61841.640.570,05842.041.5+10,560
55 - 64 Years19,0639.811.815,9959.611.6+3,068
65 years and over20,75010.715.316,2819.813.1+4,469
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school19,47110.08.516,4229.88.8+3,049
Secondary school13,4807.06.310,6216.46.0+2,859
Total overseas born38,92620.121.631,20218.720.5+7,724
Speaks language other than English at home22,40511.611.815,4259.29.7+6,980
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all3,2631.71.82,5321.51.4+731
Bachelor or higher degree17,73012.018.312,5699.915.9+5,161
Advanced Diploma or Diploma12,7928.78.78,6416.87.5+4,151
Certificate level36,05424.421.327,95022.019.9+8,104
No qualification66,38244.940.964,81251.045.8+1,570
Household income--------------
Nill to $6499,99915.617.6--------
$650 to $1,49920,96132.830.4--------
$1,500 to $2,44916,20625.322.3--------
$2,500 or more 10,64716.619.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house64,20388.373.657,01590.475.7+7,188
Medium house7,66410.515.75,3278.415.2+2,337
High density2190.37.81760.36.5+43

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions). Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics,

City of Ipswich

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