Logan City

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the Logan City, making up 16.1% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the 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 the 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).

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current benchmark:
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Logan City20212016Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6820.72.68611.02.8-179
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services9050.91.27510.81.1+154
Wholesale Trade3,4023.32.33,3603.82.6+42
Retail Trade12,49712.19.312,05013.59.9+447
Accommodation and Food Services6,8056.67.25,5426.27.4+1,263
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,7354.64.74,2244.75.1+511
Information Media and Telecommunications6290.60.96650.71.2-36
Financial and Insurance Services1,3491.32.51,4251.62.5-76
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,0552.01.82,0412.32.0+14
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,2044.16.73,8074.36.2+397
Administrative and Support Services3,0573.03.43,1383.53.5-81
Public Administration and Safety4,6504.56.14,0444.56.5+606
Education and Training10,59110.38.99,34010.59.0+1,251
Health Care and Social Assistance16,59916.115.412,01013.513.0+4,589
Arts and Recreation Services1,0381.01.59361.11.6+102
Other Services4,6194.53.93,8074.33.9+812
Industry not classified5,5425.44.54,8385.44.3+704
Total persons102,918100.0100.089,093100.0100.0+13,825

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the Logan City in 2021 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (16,599 people or 16.1%)
  • Retail Trade (12,497 people or 12.1%)
  • Construction (12,061 people or 11.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 41,157 people in total or 40.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 15.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.3% in Retail Trade and 9.1% in Construction.

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 Retail Trade (12.1% compared to 9.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (11.7% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.1% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (0.2% compared to 2.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2016 and 2021 in the Logan City were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+4,589 local workers)
  • Construction (+2,663 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+1,263 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,251 local workers)

City of Logan

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