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Employment by industry (Census)

Retail Trade is the largest employer in Logan City, making up 13.5% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Logan City regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across Logan City.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

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, Logan City 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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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Logan City 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8611.02.86400.82.7+221
Mining1890.22.31840.22.6+5
Manufacturing6,6677.56.09,49811.48.4-2,831
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7510.81.17510.91.20
Construction9,39810.58.98,1869.89.0+1,212
Wholesale Trade3,3603.82.63,9704.83.6-610
Retail Trade12,05013.59.912,87715.510.7-827
Accommodation and Food Services5,5426.27.45,1626.27.0+380
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,2244.75.13,7874.65.2+437
Information Media and Telecommunications6650.71.25800.71.2+85
Financial and Insurance Services1,4251.62.51,5331.82.7-108
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,0412.32.01,6272.01.8+414
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,8074.36.23,4984.26.5+309
Administrative and Support Services3,1383.53.52,7833.33.2+355
Public Administration and Safety4,0444.56.53,6814.46.7+363
Education and Training9,34010.59.07,8359.47.9+1,505
Health Care and Social Assistance12,01013.513.010,01812.011.9+1,992
Arts and Recreation Services9361.11.67870.91.4+149
Other Services3,8074.33.93,5384.33.9+269
Industry not classified4,8385.44.32,2162.72.4+2,622

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

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 2.8% Mining, Queensland: 2.3% Manufacturing, Queensland: 6.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.1% Construction, Queensland: 8.9% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 2.6% Retail Trade, Queensland: 9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 6.2% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 6.5% Education and Training, Queensland: 9.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 13.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.6% Other Services, Queensland: 3.9% Industry not classified, Queensland: 4.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Logan City: 1.0% Mining, Logan City: 0.2% Manufacturing, Logan City: 7.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Logan City: 0.8% Construction, Logan City: 10.5% Wholesale Trade, Logan City: 3.8% Retail Trade, Logan City: 13.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Logan City: 6.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Logan City: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Logan City: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Logan City: 1.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Logan City: 2.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Logan City: 4.3% Administrative and Support Services, Logan City: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Logan City: 4.5% Education and Training, Logan City: 10.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Logan City: 13.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Logan City: 1.1% Other Services, Logan City: 4.3% Industry not classified, Logan City: 5.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Logan City: +221 Mining, Logan City: +5 Manufacturing, Logan City: -2,831 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Logan City: 0 Construction, Logan City: +1,212 Wholesale Trade, Logan City: -610 Retail Trade, Logan City: -827 Accommodation and Food Services, Logan City: +380 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Logan City: +437 Information Media and Telecommunications, Logan City: +85 Financial and Insurance Services, Logan City: -108 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Logan City: +414 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Logan City: +309 Administrative and Support Services, Logan City: +355 Public Administration and Safety, Logan City: +363 Education and Training, Logan City: +1,505 Health Care and Social Assistance, Logan City: +1,992 Arts and Recreation Services, Logan City: +149 Other Services, Logan City: +269 Industry not classified, Logan City: +2,622
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 local workers in Logan City in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (12,050 local workers 13.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (12,010 local workers 13.5%)
  • Construction (9,398 local workers 10.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 33,458 people in total or 37.6% of local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 9.9% in Retail Trade; 13.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 8.9% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Logan City and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.5% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (0.2% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.5% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.3% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Logan City were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-2,831 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+2,622 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,992 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,505 local workers)

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