City of Ipswich

Characteristics of the unemployed

9.0% of the resident workforce of the City of Ipswich were unemployed in 2016, compared to 7.6% in Queensland.

The local unemployed resident includes all people who are residents in the local area who are looking for part-time or full-time work. This 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.

For an overview of unemployment levels and trends in the City of Ipswich go to the Unemployment page.

Data source

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

Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics
City of Ipswich20162011change
Namenumber%. % Queenslandnumber%. % Queensland2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons8,315100.0100.05,805100.0100.0+2,510
Unemployment rate--9.07.6--7.293.9+1.8%
Age structure
15 - 24 years3,37340.635.62,39141.22.4+982
25 - 54 years4,24351.050.83,00351.73.4+1,240
55 - 64 years6277.511.93696.40.6+258
65 years and over690.81.7400.70.1+29
Looking for
Full-time work5,27363.460.13,90967.34.0+1,364
Part-time work3,04436.639.91,89032.62.4+1,154
Bachelor or higher degree6167.413.73235.60.7+293
Advanced diploma or diploma6607.98.12774.80.4+383
Certificate level2,33628.124.61,33423.01.4+1,002
No qualifications4,45053.550.43,58561.83.6+865
Highest level of schooling
Year 124,11149.454.32,41141.53.1+1,700
Year 111,13813.711.576713.20.8+371
Under Year 102,88034.632.22,45442.32.4+426
Education institute attending
Not Attending6,19174.573.84,57778.85.0+1,614
Secondary school7148.67.13776.50.4+337
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences610.71.4360.60.1+25
Information Technology1541.91.91131.90.1+41
Engineering and Related Technologies5696.88.33115.40.4+258
Architecture and Building1511.82.91432.50.2+8
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies770.91.2681.20.1+9
Management and Commerce1,01912.311.84708.10.6+549
Society and Culture6517.87.32975.10.4+354
Creative Arts1371.62.4961.70.1+41
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services3684.44.12314.00.2+137
Mixed Field Programmes290.
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home1,43017.217.477613.40.9+654
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20166307.68.6--------
Has internet access at home7,22486.985.64,69680.95.2+2,528
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)2,88234.729.62,18237.62.0+700

City of Ipswich

economic profile