Logan City

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Technicians and Trades Workers in the Logan City than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of the Logan City's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Data source

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

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Resident workers occupations
Logan City 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Technicians and Trades Workers21,52816.314.321,61917.014.9-91
Community and Personal Service Workers14,29010.811.312,0049.410.0+2,286
Clerical and Administrative Workers19,72715.013.620,92716.414.7-1,200
Sales Workers12,8399.79.712,4599.89.8+380
Machinery Operators And Drivers14,59311.16.913,97411.07.3+619
Inadequately described or not stated2,4181.81.62,5882.01.8-170
Total Persons131,945100.0100.0127,302100.0100.0+4,643

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in the Logan City in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (21,528 people or 16.3%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (19,727 people or 15.0%)
  • Professionals (17,418 people or 13.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 58,673 people in total or 44.5% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Queensland employed 14.3% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 13.6% in Clerical and Administrative Workers and 19.8% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the Logan City and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (13.2% compared to 19.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (11.1% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (9.2% compared to 12.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (12.9% compared to 10.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Logan City increased by 4,643 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Logan City were those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+2,286 persons)
  • Professionals (+1,541 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-1,200 persons)
  • Labourers (+871 persons)

City of Logan

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