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Resident workers - Industry

Construction employs more of Logan City’s resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which Logan City residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Logan City, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in Logan City are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
Logan City 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%Queensland%Number%Queensland%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,1320.92.87860.62.7+346
Mining8900.72.39380.72.6-48
Manufacturing12,8419.76.017,31113.68.4-4,470
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,2711.01.11,3211.01.2-50
Construction15,78412.09.014,36911.39.0+1,415
Wholesale Trade5,2224.02.66,8035.33.6-1,581
Retail Trade13,86410.59.914,59711.510.7-733
Accommodation and Food Services7,0105.37.36,5375.17.0+473
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9,7567.45.19,1787.25.3+578
Information Media and Telecommunications1,3571.01.21,3021.01.2+55
Financial and Insurance Services2,9182.22.53,0462.42.7-128
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,3191.82.01,8801.51.8+439
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,8274.46.35,8244.66.5+3
Administrative and Support Services4,8423.73.54,3843.43.2+458
Public Administration and Safety6,8615.26.66,7605.36.7+101
Education and Training9,9037.59.08,1746.47.9+1,729
Health Care and Social Assistance15,17811.513.013,46110.611.9+1,717
Arts and Recreation Services1,5521.21.61,3951.11.4+157
Other Services5,8744.53.95,5544.43.9+320
Industry not classified7,5675.74.33,6852.92.4+3,882

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers industry of employment, 2016
Resident workers industry of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 2.8% Mining, Queensland: 2.3% Manufacturing, Queensland: 6.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.1% Construction, Queensland: 9.0% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 2.6% Retail Trade, Queensland: 9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 6.3% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 6.6% Education and Training, Queensland: 9.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 13.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.6% Other Services, Queensland: 3.9% Industry not classified, Queensland: 4.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Logan City: 0.9% Mining, Logan City: 0.7% Manufacturing, Logan City: 9.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Logan City: 1.0% Construction, Logan City: 12.0% Wholesale Trade, Logan City: 4.0% Retail Trade, Logan City: 10.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Logan City: 5.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Logan City: 7.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Logan City: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Logan City: 2.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Logan City: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Logan City: 4.4% Administrative and Support Services, Logan City: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, Logan City: 5.2% Education and Training, Logan City: 7.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Logan City: 11.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Logan City: 1.2% Other Services, Logan City: 4.5% Industry not classified, Logan City: 5.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Logan City: +346 Mining, Logan City: -48 Manufacturing, Logan City: -4,470 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Logan City: -50 Construction, Logan City: +1,415 Wholesale Trade, Logan City: -1,581 Retail Trade, Logan City: -733 Accommodation and Food Services, Logan City: +473 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Logan City: +578 Information Media and Telecommunications, Logan City: +55 Financial and Insurance Services, Logan City: -128 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Logan City: +439 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Logan City: +3 Administrative and Support Services, Logan City: +458 Public Administration and Safety, Logan City: +101 Education and Training, Logan City: +1,729 Health Care and Social Assistance, Logan City: +1,717 Arts and Recreation Services, Logan City: +157 Other Services, Logan City: +320 Industry not classified, Logan City: +3,882
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Logan City in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Construction (15,784 people or 12.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (15,178 people or 11.5%)
  • Retail Trade (13,864 people or 10.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 44,826 people in total or 34.0% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Queensland employed 9.0% in Construction; 13.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 9.9% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of Logan City and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (9.7% compared to 6.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (12.0% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (7.4% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Accommodation and Food Services (5.3% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in Logan City were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-4,470 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+3,882 resident workforce)
  • Education and Training (+1,729 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,717 resident workforce)

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