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Local workers - Key statistics

In the City of Ipswich 50.3% of the local workers are males and 49.7% of the local workers are female.

The workforce is made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live.  Workforce statistics reveal how the characteristics of the workforce in the City of Ipswich vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector workforce requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

NOTE: All tables in the workers section are based on Census employment data which differ from the NIEIR employment estimates. See data notes for more details.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, City of Ipswich in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers key statistics - All industry sectors
City of Ipswich20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)62,312100.0100.056,068100.0100.0+6,244
Males31,33250.351.829,24352.253.0+2,089
Females30,97649.748.226,82447.847.0+4,152
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years10,64917.115.610,29618.416.5+353
25 - 54 years41,25766.265.637,49166.966.4+3,766
55 - 64 years8,53013.714.87,09412.714.0+1,436
65 years and over1,8683.04.01,1832.13.1+685
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance8,95713.812.57,47413.111.6+1,483
Manufacturing7,46911.55.89,24116.18.2-1,772
Retail trade7,03910.89.56,43111.210.4+608
Top three occupations--------------
Professionals11,23918.019.99,40216.818.9+1,837
Community and personal service workers8,54013.711.46,90712.310.0+1,633
Technicians and trades workers8,26913.314.28,43115.014.9-162
Hours worked--------------
Full time38,44761.762.335,90764.063.0+2,540
Part time22,72436.535.918,86433.633.3+3,860
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree13,46521.625.110,04117.921.5+3,424
Advanced diploma or diploma6,72810.810.94,8558.79.3+1,873
Certificate level17,18827.626.314,67926.224.7+2,509
No qualifications23,28837.435.024,34343.440.6-1,055
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50011,03917.717.7--------
$500 -$1,74942,34568.064.0--------
$1,750 or more8,01212.916.7--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car49,20679.069.642,77576.367.5+6,431
Public Transport1,1171.86.91,2482.27.5-131
Bicycle2390.41.02110.41.1+28
Walked only1,0491.73.31,2572.23.7-208
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas15,08024.225.712,16821.723.7+2,912
Speaks a language other than English at home7,80812.512.35,4199.79.6+2,389
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20162,2403.64.7--------

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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