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Employment by industry (FTE)

In Logan City, Construction is the largest employer, generating 18,665 FTE jobs in 2018/19.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in Logan City.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent 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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Logan City2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7740.83.48601.03.1-85
Mining3490.43.34580.64.1-110
Manufacturing7,9628.37.58,41010.28.1-448
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services9421.01.51,0871.31.6-146
Construction18,66519.511.111,17413.511.3+7,491
Wholesale Trade4,1944.43.43,8604.73.5+334
Retail Trade10,60811.18.311,24413.69.3-636
Accommodation and Food Services4,3244.55.93,7544.55.3+570
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,2335.56.04,5815.56.0+652
Information Media and Telecommunications7820.81.47260.91.5+56
Financial and Insurance Services1,5251.62.71,2801.52.4+245
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,1622.32.01,9562.42.2+206
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,1214.37.14,0204.97.5+100
Administrative and Support Services3,8964.13.23,0933.73.1+803
Public Administration and Safety4,1534.36.73,8484.76.9+305
Education and Training8,4848.98.27,1308.67.2+1,354
Health Care and Social Assistance11,82012.412.49,93112.011.0+1,889
Arts and Recreation Services1,0651.11.67760.91.4+289
Other Services4,4864.74.24,4085.34.5+78
Total industries95,542100.0100.082,595100.0100.0+12,947

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 full-time equivalent local workers in Logan City in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (18,665 people or 19.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (11,820 people or 12.4%)
  • Retail Trade (10,608 people or 11.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 41,094 people in total or 43.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 11.1% in Construction; 12.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 8.3% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (19.5% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (0.4% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.3% compared to 7.1%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (11.1% compared to 8.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Logan City increased by increased by 12,947 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Logan City were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+7,491 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,889 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,354 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+803 full-time equivalent local workers)

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