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Employment by industry (Total)

In Logan City, Construction is the largest employer, generating 18,838 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in 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 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 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 City2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9860.92.71,0321.02.7-46
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services9700.81.21,0751.11.3-105
Wholesale Trade4,3483.82.94,1944.23.2+154
Retail Trade16,15214.010.514,60214.710.3+1,549
Accommodation and Food Services7,2226.37.66,6066.67.2+616
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,2604.65.34,6464.75.3+614
Information Media and Telecommunications9420.81.38350.81.4+107
Financial and Insurance Services1,6221.42.61,6611.72.7-39
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,1611.91.72,1142.12.0+47
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,6554.06.44,3584.46.7+297
Administrative and Support Services4,8074.23.34,0944.13.4+714
Public Administration and Safety5,1934.57.04,2824.36.5+911
Education and Training11,52610.09.210,51910.68.7+1,007
Health Care and Social Assistance15,07013.113.513,01313.112.5+2,057
Arts and Recreation Services1,3521.21.61,1111.11.6+240
Other Services5,3314.64.04,8144.84.3+517
Total industries115,387100.0100.099,672100.0100.0+15,715

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. 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 Logan City in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (18,838 people or 16.3%)
  • Retail Trade (16,152 people or 14.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (15,070 people or 13.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 50,060 people in total or 43.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 9.6% in Construction; 10.5% in Retail Trade and 13.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (16.3% compared to 9.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (14.0% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (4.5% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.0% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Logan City increased by increased by 15,715 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Construction (+7,496 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,057 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+1,549 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,007 local workers)

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