Logan City

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Logan City, Construction is the largest employer, generating 19,735 FTE jobs in 2020/21.

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 the 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 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.

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 City2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,0521.14.17560.93.2+296
Mining4810.54.03070.43.4+174
Manufacturing8,2648.67.67,9319.48.0+332
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services8400.91.39621.11.4-121
Construction19,73520.610.712,35014.710.5+7,384
Wholesale Trade4,0914.33.23,6584.33.2+433
Retail Trade10,13410.68.010,65612.79.0-523
Accommodation and Food Services3,5103.75.23,8554.65.6-345
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,3185.65.54,8475.86.0+471
Information Media and Telecommunications8460.91.37800.91.5+67
Financial and Insurance Services1,7481.83.01,4841.82.8+264
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,8812.02.02,0072.42.2-127
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,0384.27.64,2855.17.7-248
Administrative and Support Services2,8743.02.73,0443.63.1-170
Public Administration and Safety4,0314.26.83,9324.76.8+98
Education and Training8,8869.38.67,9219.48.1+965
Health Care and Social Assistance12,75013.313.310,43012.411.7+2,320
Arts and Recreation Services9601.01.38381.01.6+122
Other Services4,2914.53.84,1705.04.3+121
Total industries95,729100.0100.084,213100.0100.0+11,515

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 full-time equivalent local workers in the Logan City in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (19,735 people or 20.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (12,750 people or 13.3%)
  • Retail Trade (10,134 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 42,618 people in total or 44.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 10.7% in Construction; 13.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 8.0% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (20.6% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (0.5% compared to 4.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.2% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.1% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the Logan City increased by increased by 11,515 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in the Logan City were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+7,384 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,320 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+965 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+471 full-time equivalent local workers)

City of Logan

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