The Ipswich Overall Liveability Index was 54.9/100, lower than the Australian average (62.5)

Living in Place in Ipswich

This section presents the Overall Liveability Index and shows what the community believes makes somewhere a good place to live and how they experience their local area in that regard. It highlights the liveability attributes where residents local area experiences need to be maintained or improved to advance quality of life in their local area and gives you the ability to explore how the views compare to benchmarks, change across local areas and the influence of demography.

Ipswich Overall Liveability Index
Australia
62.5
Ipswich 2021
59.3
South East QLD
61.6
Queensland
60.8
Fringe & Peri-urban
59.4
Collected May 2022

Ipswich’s overall liveability – created by combining residents’ values and local area experiences – returned a Overall Liveability Index of 54.9 out of 100. By this measure, liveability in Ipswich is considered lower than Australia (62.5), Ipswich 2021 (59.3), South East QLD (61.6), Queensland (60.8), and Fringe & Peri-urban (59.4).

Living in Ipswich - values & experiences matrix

Use the values and experiences matrix to understand the relationship between what your residents believe makes somewhere a good place to live and how they experience their local area in that regard. The matrix highlights the attributes that your community believe needs to maintained and improved to advance overall liveability.

Ipswich area to improve    Ipswich area to maintain    Less important attributes

Living in Ipswich – interactive explorer

Use the interactive explorer to understand how your community’s values and experiences compare to other similar locations and regional benchmarks. The explorer also allows you to understand values and experiences across small areas within your LGA and the role of demography. View this short video to learn more about this tool.

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Ipswich Overall Liveability Index

April 2021 Overall Liveability Index

Legend    Ipswich
April 2021
Results sorted by importance in Ipswich

Feeling safe Area to improve

72%
5.5
78%
6.2

Natural environment Area to maintain

49%
6.2
46%
6.7

Affordable decent housing Area to maintain

45%
5.6
48%
6.1

Shopping, leisure & dining Area to improve

44%
5.4
43%
6.0

Health services Area to maintain

39%
5.6
36%
6.2

A lack of road congestion Area to improve

36%
4.8
38%
5.0

Connectivity Area to maintain

31%
5.7
32%
6.1

Sense of community Area to maintain

31%
5.7
31%
6.0
30%
5.1
34%
5.2
23%
5.9
22%
6.5
20%
6.0
22%
6.3
20%
4.7
22%
4.9
18%
4.5
11%
4.3
15%
5.7
13%
5.7
14%
5.1
12%
5.5
11%
5.9
10%
6.5

When asked to select the five attributes that they believe make somewhere a good place to live, residents of Ipswich were most likely to select [imp ATTRIBUTE 1 & (%)], [imp ATTRIBUTE 2 & (%)] and [imp ATTRIBUTE 3 & (%)]. When asked to rate their local area experiences against all 16 attributes, Ipswich residents’ most positive experiences included [exp ATTRIBUTE 1 & (mean)], [exp ATTRIBUTE 2 & (mean)] and [imp ATTRIBUTE 3 & (mean)].