In the City of Ipswich, 18.0% of workers were Professionals, compared to 19.9% in 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 the City of Ipswich will be influenced by factors including:
- The economic base and employment opportunities available in the 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers occupations|
|City of Ipswich - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Queensland||Number||%||Queensland||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||8,269||13.3||14.2||8,431||15.0||14.9||-162|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||8,540||13.7||11.4||6,907||12.3||10.0||+1,633|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||7,348||11.8||13.7||6,861||12.2||14.7||+487|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||5,065||8.1||6.9||4,702||8.4||7.3||+363|
|Inadequately described or not stated||1,099||1.8||1.6||1,084||1.9||1.8||+15|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in the 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 All industries 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%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the City of Ipswich between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:
- Professionals (+1,837 local workers)
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,633 local workers)
- Sales Workers (+912 local workers)
- Managers (+815 local workers)