There are many great reasons to invest in Ipswich:

  • Ipswich is the fastest growing city in Queensland, with the population estimated to increase from 200,000 to almost 500,000 over the next 25 years.
  • Ipswich has competitive startup cost advantages and access to plentiful light and heavy industrial land to suit any enterprise.
  • Ipswich is directly connected to six major highways, rail, an intermodal transport hub, three airports and the Port of Brisbane, including A and B-double access and direct high voltage links to power stations.
  • South East Queensland is forecast to create 783,000 jobs, with Ipswich set to gain a large share of job growth, especially in manufacturing.
  • Queensland's economy, along with industry and population growth patterns, has created a unique opportunity for the City of Ipswich to service South East Queensland supply chains.
  • Master planned communities like Springfield and Ripley Valley are creating jobs and Ipswich is set to become a globally connected city of the future.

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Economic profile

The City of Ipswich Economic Profile is derived from official sources of constantly updated information, including the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) and, which sets out industry sectors and profiles based on the regional econometric model of the Australian System of National Accounts developed by NIEIR.

Industry opportunities

Ipswich is an economic growth area with the ability to supply Queensland and New South Wales airports and the Port of Brisbane. The strength of Ipswich's industry base is in its diversity, which provides ample opportunities for economic growth and prosperity. Today, Ipswich comprises a diverse economy led by aerospace, manufacturing, education, health, transport and construction. Established major business includes building, metal product manufacturing, food product manufacturing, logistics and warehouse distribution.

Regional planning documents