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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within Logan City, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to Queensland.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local workers in Logan City will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Logan City;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for Logan City, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Logan City in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers occupations
Logan City - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Managers9,86311.112.19,42411.312.0+439
Professionals14,92916.819.912,96015.618.9+1,969
Technicians and Trades Workers12,10213.614.212,03414.514.9+68
Community and Personal Service Workers10,68012.011.48,69810.510.0+1,982
Clerical and Administrative Workers12,23813.713.712,17914.714.7+59
Sales Workers11,19412.69.710,93413.29.8+260
Machinery Operators And Drivers6,7527.66.96,3017.67.3+451
Labourers9,83611.010.69,07710.910.6+759
Inadequately described or not stated1,5091.71.61,5261.81.8-17

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

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Queensland: 12.1% Professionals, Queensland: 19.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Queensland: 14.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Queensland: 11.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Queensland: 13.7% Sales Workers, Queensland: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Queensland: 6.9% Labourers, Queensland: 10.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Queensland: 1.6% Managers, Logan City: 11.1% Professionals, Logan City: 16.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Logan City: 13.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, Logan City: 12.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Logan City: 13.7% Sales Workers, Logan City: 12.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Logan City: 7.6% Labourers, Logan City: 11.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Logan City: 1.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Logan City - All industries: +439 Professionals, Logan City - All industries: +1,969 Technicians and Trades Workers, Logan City - All industries: +68 Community and Personal Service Workers, Logan City - All industries: +1,982 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Logan City - All industries: +59 Sales Workers, Logan City - All industries: +260 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Logan City - All industries: +451 Labourers, Logan City - All industries: +759 Inadequately described or not stated, Logan City - All industries: -17
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

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

  • Professionals (14,929 local workers or 16.8%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (12,238 local workers or 13.7%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (12,102 local workers or 13.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 39,269 people in total or 44.1% of the local workers .

In comparison, Queensland employed 19.9% as Professionals; 13.7% as Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 14.2% as Technicians and Trades Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (12.6% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (16.8% compared to 19.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (11.1% compared to 12.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,982 local workers)
  • Professionals (+1,969 local workers)
  • Labourers (+759 local workers)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+451 local workers)

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