MORE Logan residents are staying in the city for work, according to an Australian Bureau of Statistics report.
Figures from the 2016 Census show that the number of Logan residents working in the city has risen from 45,582 (36.9%) to 52,635 (39.9%) since the last Census in 2011.
And the city’s popularity as a residential and business destination is behind the good news.
The most popular jobs employing Logan residents are in construction, health and social, retail and manufacturing.
Logan’s gross regional product is now sitting at almost $13.5 billion – an increase of 54 per cent between 2011 and 2016.
Acting mayor Trevina Schwarz said the new data is confirmation that the city is as a dynamic place to live and work.
“It’s great to see businesses within Logan growing and employing more locals,” Cr Schwarz said.
“Logan’s ideal location between Brisbane and the Gold Coast has always made it a magnet for people seeking lifestyle and business opportunities and Census 2016 shows that the city is on the right track towards sustainable growth.
Logan launched the www.loganjobs.com.au portal in 2017, helping local residents find work in their community.
There are more than 100 local employers registered on the site.
Through the work of Council’s Logan Office of Economic Development $79.36 million in new investment and a total of 424 new and retained jobs was attracted to Logan in the 2016-2017 financial year.
City Planning and Economic Development chairperson Councillor Russell Lutton said the council can play a key role in shaping the city’s economic destiny.
“Growing local jobs is the key to our future prosperity,” Cr Lutton said.
“Keeping jobs in Logan means keeping dollars in Logan and that will help all parts of our economy.”