City of Ipswich

Value added

In the City of Ipswich, Public Administration and Safety most productive industry, generating $1,842 million in 2022/23.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in the City of Ipswich. It shows how productive each industry sector is at increasing the value of its inputs. It is a more refined measure of the productivity of an industry sector than output (total gross revenue), as some industries have high levels of output but require large amounts of input expenditure to achieve that.

By comparing the value added 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 see what contribution each industry makes to the state or region, see the Industry sector analysissection. To understand the value of a worker in each industry, view this dataset in conjunction with Worker productivity data, and to see the relationship of value added to the total size of the economy, go to the Gross Regional Product section.

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

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Value added by industry sector
City of Ipswich2022/232017/18Change
Industry$m%. Queensland$m%. Queensland2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing83.40.73.672.80.83.2+10.7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services519.64.52.8449.44.82.9+70.2
Wholesale Trade491.64.33.8301.83.23.4+189.8
Retail Trade628.85.44.6563.16.14.5+65.7
Accommodation and Food Services334.22.92.8222.42.42.6+111.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing665.95.85.9544.55.96.1+121.4
Information Media and Telecommunications112.61.01.554.20.61.3+58.4
Financial and Insurance Services548.34.75.6468.65.05.3+79.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services296.12.63.2235.62.52.9+60.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services471.04.16.8355.53.86.1+115.5
Administrative and Support Services375.53.33.5256.12.83.4+119.4
Public Administration and Safety1,841.915.95.71,186.612.85.2+655.3
Education and Training815.07.15.2625.46.75.2+189.6
Health Care and Social Assistance1,367.711.89.4893.09.67.7+474.7
Arts and Recreation Services41.50.40.828.50.30.7+13.0
Other Services227.92.02.2166.31.82.0+61.6
Total industries11,551.7100.0100.09,290.5100.0100.0+2,261.2

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the valued added by industry sectors in the City of Ipswich in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Public Administration and Safety (1,842 million or 15.9%)
  • Manufacturing (1,388 million or 12.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,368 million or 11.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 4,597 million in total or 39.8% of the total value added by industry in the the City of Ipswich.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Queensland accounted for 5.7% in Public Administration and Safety; 6.1% in Manufacturing and 9.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A smaller percentage of value added by Mining (0.4% compared to 18.5%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Public Administration and Safety (15.9% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Manufacturing (12.0% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Construction (11.2% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in the City of Ipswich $increased by 2,261 million between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the value added by industries between 2017/18 and 2022/23 in the City of Ipswich were for:

  • Public Administration and Safety (+$655 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$475 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$190 million)
  • Education and Training (+$190 million)

City of Ipswich

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