Logan City

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Logan City, Construction is the largest employer, generating 20,191 local jobs in 2020/21.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the Logan City. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the Logan City regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of the Logan City's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
Logan City2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,1000.93.21,0091.02.8+91
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services8880.81.29740.91.3-86
Wholesale Trade4,8184.13.03,9943.82.9+824
Retail Trade14,54312.49.514,62414.110.3-81
Accommodation and Food Services5,9475.16.96,8486.67.4-900
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,7314.95.14,9284.75.2+803
Information Media and Telecommunications1,2041.01.48680.81.4+336
Financial and Insurance Services2,0681.82.91,6851.62.6+384
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,2011.91.92,3282.22.0-127
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,7634.17.14,6084.46.7+155
Administrative and Support Services4,1413.53.24,2394.13.5-98
Public Administration and Safety4,8654.16.74,5054.36.5+360
Education and Training11,6039.99.111,56111.19.5+42
Health Care and Social Assistance17,04014.514.414,14913.613.2+2,891
Arts and Recreation Services1,4531.21.71,1791.11.7+274
Other Services5,1354.43.84,7384.64.1+397
Total industries117,248100.0100.0103,769100.0100.0+13,479

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the Logan City in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (20,191 people or 17.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (17,040 people or 14.5%)
  • Retail Trade (14,543 people or 12.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 51,774 people in total or 44.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 9.3% in Construction; 14.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 9.5% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (17.2% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.1% compared to 7.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (12.4% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (0.4% compared to 3.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Logan City increased by increased by 13,479 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

  • Construction (+7,133 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,891 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+910 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+824 local workers)

City of Logan

economic profile