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Gold Coast Logan 2016 Census data decoded!

The second round of the 2016 Census data has been released and as promised we have done the number crunching for you!

The Institute's Research Foundation, proudly presented by Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ), provides an in-depth look at the Census data, offering new insight into the demographic and housing characteristics of the Australian population.

The Gold Coast’s population grew by 2.51% between 2006 and 2016, and the number of workers in the region grew 2.62% over the same period to reach over 235,000. The key employment sectors for the region are health care/social assistance, retail trade, and accommodation and food services. Overwhelming, cars are how locals on the Gold Coast get to and from work. Walking is more popular than public transport for the commute. Southport North and Ormeau/Yatala are the top two employment locations. Read the Gold Coast fact sheet here.

The Logan region’s main employment sectors are retail trade and health care/social services followed by construction and education and training. Loganlea, Loganholme/Tanah Merah, and Beenleigh are the top three employment locations locally. In terms of getting to and from work, most locals are using their cars. Read the Logan fact sheet here.

The Institute’s Research Foundation, with the CSQ, fills the critical gap in research available through the delivery of both industry as well as consumer insight and analysis. We have recruited experts in economics to provide a comprehensive look at the data that is most vital to the development industry.

For more information please email Martin Zaltron, Manager of Policy at