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In the City of Ipswich, Manufacturing had the largest output by industry, generating $3,838 million in 2018/19.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the City of Ipswich. It does not measure how productive each industry sector is at producing this output - which is measured by value added.

By comparing the output of each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of the City of Ipswich’s economy. This can be done by directly comparing the percentage contribution of each industry to the total output, relative to the benchmark, or by using a location quotient, where a number greater than one indicates a high concentration of that industry and less than one indicates a lower concentration.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, output data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.

Detailed data notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

The gross measure of output includes the value of all the inputs to each industry.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Output by industry sector
City of Ipswich2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing232.11.23.3178.51.03.5+53.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services714.83.84.1606.33.43.6+108.5
Wholesale Trade522.42.83.5500.92.83.6+21.5
Retail Trade916.34.93.8736.04.23.7+180.3
Accommodation and Food Services457.92.43.0383.72.22.8+74.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,
Information Media and Telecommunications176.00.91.8100.60.61.5+75.4
Financial and Insurance Services714.33.85.3534.43.04.5+179.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,,
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services572.03.15.8480.72.75.2+91.3
Administrative and Support Services407.72.23.1335.21.92.6+72.5
Public Administration and Safety1,579.68.44.51,546.18.74.4+33.5
Education and Training779.74.23.8687.33.93.3+92.4
Health Care and Social Assistance1,
Arts and Recreation Services127.
Other Services303.41.62.1274.11.61.9+29.3
Total industries18,713.5100.0100.017,682.4100.0100.0+1,031.1

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts. Data are based on a 2016-17 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the output by industry sectors in the City of Ipswich in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($3,838 million or 20.5%)
  • Construction ($3,659 million or 19.6%)
  • Public Administration and Safety ($1,580 million or 8.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $9,076 million in total or 48.5% of the total output by total industry in the the City of Ipswich.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 9.9% in Manufacturing; 13.4% in Construction and 4.5% in Public Administration and Safety.

The major differences between output by industries of the City of Ipswich and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Manufacturing (20.5% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Mining (1.7% compared to 9.5%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Construction (19.6% compared to 13.4%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Public Administration and Safety (8.4% compared to 4.5%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the City of Ipswich increased by $1,031 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the City of Ipswich were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$425 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$258 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$180 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$180 million)

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