Logan City

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In the Logan City, 16.8% of workers were Professionals, compared to 19.9% in 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 the Logan City will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in the 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 the Logan City, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Data source

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, the 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 industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
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
Inadequately described or not stated1,5091.71.61,5261.81.8-17
Total Persons89,103100.0100.083,133100.0100.0+5,970

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 All industries workforce in the 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 All industries 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 the Logan City and Queensland were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (16.8% compared to 19.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (12.6% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (11.1% compared to 12.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (7.6% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 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)

City of Logan

economic profile