Statistics and Facts

Logan is one of the largest and fastest growing cities in Australia. Logan City Council, a progressive leader in local government, provides community services and facilities to its residents.

This page shows information about the Logan region.

About Logan City

  • 63 suburbs
  • 957 square kilometres (229 square kilometres before March 2008. The area formerly part of the Gold Coast area was 49 square kilometres and the area formerly part of Beaudesert Shire was 635 square kilometres)
  • More than 75 per cent of the city's area has wooded vegetation cover. We also have 4,590 hectares of wetlands and 2,406 kilometres of waterways
  • The city is divided into 12 divisions with each division being represented by a Councillor. Local government elections are held every four years usually on the last Saturday in March.

Queensland local government areas by population

Queensland local government areas ranked by population (2011 Census)
Local Government AreasPopulation
Brisbane City Council1,089,743
Gold Coast City Council513,954
Moreton Bay Regional Council389,661
Logan City Council287,517
Sunshine Coast Regional Council257,944
Townsville City Council180,389
Ipswich City Council172,147
Cairns Regional Council162,740
Toowoomba Regional Council154,931
Redland City Council143,628

Australian local government areas by population

Australian local government areas ranked by population (2011 Census)
Local Government AreasPopulation
Brisbane City Council1,089,743
Gold Coast City Council513,954
Moreton Bay Regional Council389,661
City of Blacktown (NSW)301,099
Logan City Council287,517
Sunshine Coast Regional Council257,944
City of Casey (Vic)252,382
Sutherland Shire (NSW)210,863
City of Greater Geelong (Vic)210,875
City of Wollongong (NSW)192,418

State and federal electorates in Logan:

  • State: Albert, Algester, Beaudesert, Lockyer, Logan, Redlands, Springwood, Waterford, Woodridge
  • Federal: Forde, Rankin, Wright

Our population

How many of us live here?

  • 300,667 residents (Australian Bureau of Statistics, June 2013)
  • Before boundary changes in 2008, population was 175,000
  • Our population is increasing by two per cent each year and is projected to be 473,000 by 2031
  • Our local government area has the fifth largest population in Australia

Where do we come from?

  • 215 ethnicities represented.
  • 26.1 per cent of people were born overseas (Queensland: 20.5 per cent; Australia: 25.7 per cent).
  • The top countries of birth (outside Australia) for people living in Logan include (in order from highest):
    • New Zealand
    • England
    • Philippines
    • South Africa
    • Samoa
    • Scotland
    • Fiji
    • India
    • Germany
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Netherlands
    • China
  • Top 11 languages other than English spoken at home in order from highest:
    • Samoan
    • Mandarin
    • Hindi
    • Spanish
    • Vietnamese
    • Arabic
    • Khmer
    • Cantonese
    • Tagalog
    • German
    • Romanian
  • Of the people born overseas, 27,115 or 37.3 per cent speak English and another language. This equates to approximately 13,800 households or 15.2 per cent where two or more languages are spoken.
  • From 1 July 2006 to 30 June 2012, 7,766 people were settled in Logan. Of these, 2,538 (32.7 per cent) were from the humanitarian migration stream.

How old are we?

  • Median age is 33 years
  • 31 per cent of the population is aged under 20 years

Want more information about our population?
Get more data from the Logan City Council's profile.id website

Our economy

  • Our city's output is $18.89 billion
  • 19,490 businesses employing 72,745 people
  • Gross regional product: $9.6 billion
  • 92.7 per cent of the labour force is employed either full-time or part-time

Get more data from the LOED Economic Profile.

Our history

Original inhabitants from the Yugambeh and Jaggera language groups

  • Logan area settled by Europeans in 1842
  • Logan Shire created on 8 June 1978
  • Logan Shire Council begins operations on 1 July 1979
  • Logan City proclaimed on 1 July 1981
  • Logan City's boundaries expand on 15 March 2008

Read a more detailed history of Logan.

About Logan City Council

General information

  • 2014/2015 budget: $804.9 million (2013/2014: $775.5 million)
  • $6.2 billion in assets (roads and drainage assets worth $3.2 billion; water and wastewater assets worth $2.6 billion)
  • 105,853 rateable properties (96,086 properties connected to water services and 85,395 properties connected to wastewater services)
  • 1,700 employees, including full-time, part-time, casual and temporary employees 

What we provide for the community

Infrastructure

  • 2,178 kilometres of roads (including 91 kilometres of unsealed roads)
  • 171 kilometres of bikeways
  • 1,027 kilometres of footpaths
  • 1,119 kilometres of stormwater pipe and culvert network
  • 2,083 kilometres of water mains, 32 water pump stations and 25 reservoir sites; 2,053 kilometres of sewer mains, 122 wastewater pump stations and four wastewater treatment plants
  • 924 parks - total area is 7,070 hectares
  • 207,194 tonnes of waste handled each year (54,420 tonnes is recycled, including 35,000 tonnes of green waste). The Browns Plains landfill also produces enough energy from its gas-powered cogeneration plant to power approximately 2,000 homes.

Community facilities

  • Six aquatic centres
  • Three indoor sports centres and 116 sporting facilities
  • Four community venues
  • Nine libraries
  • One art gallery
  • Six cultural facilities
  • two entertainment venues
  • 55 community and neighbourhood centres
  • Six cemeteries (Beenleigh, Eagleby, Parkhouse, Maclean, Chambers Flat and Logan Village) - we also maintain several historic cemeteries around the city
  • Seven immunisation clinics

Our sister cities

  • Hirakata City, Japan
  • Shibukawa City, Japan
  • Suzhou City, China
  • Taoyuan City, Taiwan
  • Wenling City, China
  • Xuhui District, China