With significant existing infrastructure to service a growing population, including a major hospital, major tertiary education facilities, growing housing stock and major transport links, Logan is well-positioned to support the growing South-East Queensland region and attract a wide range of industry and development.
Estimated Resident Population is currently 326,720 (2018), with projected population to exceed 500,000 by 2036. Logan and neighbouring Ipswich are predicted to grow more (by percentage) than any other council region in SEQ in the next 20 years. Two of Queensland’s Priority Development Areas (Greater Flagstone and Yarrabilba) will be home to 170,000 people in the next 20 to 30 years – slightly less than half of the city’s total growth.
The City of Logan is a growing residential area, with substantial rural, rural-residential, commercial and industrial areas. Logan encompasses a total land area of about 957 square kilometres. Rural areas are located mainly in the southern, western and eastern edges of the city.
Gross Regional Product
Logan City’s Gross Regional Product (GRP) was $11.768b as of the 30th June 2018. GRP has risen 3.9% from end June 2017.
There were 115,575 jobs located in the City of Logan in the year ending June 2018. This is an increase of 7.8% from end June 2017.
Logan has a labour force of around 163,000 and access to a regional catchment of over 3 million.
An analysis of the output by industry sectors in the City of Logan in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:
- Construction ($3.1 billion or 14.3%)
- Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($2.87 billion or 13.2%)
- Manufacturing ($2.82 billion or 13.0%)
In combination these three industries accounted for $8,784 million in total or 40.5% of the total output by total industry in Logan.
Emerging industries include Heath Care and Social Assistance (+$471 million over 5 years), Public Administration and Safety (+$211.7 million), and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$211.5 million).