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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the City of Ipswich, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to Queensland.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local workers in City of Ipswich will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in City of Ipswich;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for City of Ipswich, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

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.

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Local workers occupations
City of Ipswich - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Managers6,1989.912.15,3839.612.0+815
Professionals11,23918.019.99,40216.818.9+1,837
Technicians and Trades Workers8,26913.314.28,43115.014.9-162
Community and Personal Service Workers8,54013.711.46,90712.310.0+1,633
Clerical and Administrative Workers7,34811.813.76,86112.214.7+487
Sales Workers6,57010.59.75,65810.19.8+912
Machinery Operators And Drivers5,0658.16.94,7028.47.3+363
Labourers7,97512.810.67,63813.610.6+337
Inadequately described or not stated1,0991.81.61,0841.91.8+15

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

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Queensland: 12.1% Professionals, Queensland: 19.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland: 14.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland: 11.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland: 13.7% Sales Workers, Queensland: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland: 6.9% Labourers, Queensland: 10.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland: 1.6% Managers, City of Ipswich: 9.9% Professionals, City of Ipswich: 18.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Ipswich: 13.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Ipswich: 13.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Ipswich: 11.8% Sales Workers, City of Ipswich: 10.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Ipswich: 8.1% Labourers, City of Ipswich: 12.8% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Ipswich: 1.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, City of Ipswich - All industries: +815 Professionals, City of Ipswich - All industries: +1,837 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Ipswich - All industries: -162 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Ipswich - All industries: +1,633 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Ipswich - All industries: +487 Sales Workers, City of Ipswich - All industries: +912 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Ipswich - All industries: +363 Labourers, City of Ipswich - All industries: +337 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Ipswich - All industries: +15
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the workforce in City of Ipswich in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (11,239 local workers or 18.0%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (8,540 local workers or 13.7%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (8,269 local workers or 13.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 28,048 people in total or 45.0% of the local workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 19.9% as Professionals; 11.4% as Community and Personal Service Workers; and 14.2% as Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the City of Ipswich and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (13.7% compared to 11.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (12.8% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (9.9% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (11.8% compared to 13.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in the City of Ipswich workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Professionals (+1,837 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,633 local workers)
  • Sales Workers (+912 local workers)
  • Managers (+815 local workers)

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