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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:

  • 70 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)
  • 70 per cent of the city is rural, semi-rural or land for conservation. We also have 2,633 hectares of wetlands and 2,177 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.

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?

  • 313,785 residents (Australian Bureau of Statistics, June 2016)
  • Our population is increasing by approximately 1.5% per cent each year
  • Our local government area has the seventh largest population in Australia

Where do we come from?

  • 217 ethnicities represented
  • 65.8 per cent of people were born in Australia, including 3.2 percent Indigenous Australians, 27 per cent were born overseas (6.9% not disclosed)
  • The top countries of birth (outside Australia) for people living in Logan include (in order from highest):
    • New Zealand
    • United Kingdom
    • Philippines
    • India
    • Samoa
    • South Africa
    • Fiji
    • China
    • Afghanistan
    • Burma
  • Top 11 languages other than English spoken at home in order from highest:
    • Samoan
    • Mandarin
    • Persian/Dari
    • Arabic
    • Filipino/Tagalog
    • Hindi
    • Spanish
    • Punjab
    • Khmer
    • Cantonese
  • 77.8%of Logan households speak only English at home, 15.9% speak only another language and 6.9% are bilingual
  • 82,867 people who were living in Logan City in 2016 were born overseas, and 18% arrived in Australia within five years prior to 2016

How old are we?

  • Median age is 34 years
  • 22.6 per cent of the population is aged under 15 years

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

Our economy

  • Our city's Gross Regional Product (GRP) is $21.789 billion
  • 20,393 businesses employing 72,745 people
  • Gross regional product: $11.243 billion
  • 5.9% unemployment rate (March 2017 quarter)
  • 143,009 resident workers

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

  • 2017/2018 budget: $779 million (2016/2017: $755 million)
  • About $5.9 billion in assets (roads and drainage assets worth $3.3 billion; water and wastewater assets worth $2.6 billion)
  • 112,442 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

  • 2,053 kilometres of sealed roads and 94 kilometres of unsealed roads
  • 245 kilometres of bikeways
  • 1,088 kilometres of footpaths
  • 1,119 kilometres of stormwater pipe and culvert network
  • 2,126 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
  • 973 parks - total area is 7,070 hectares
  • 227,148 tonnes of waste handled each year (50,673 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
  • Two entertainment venues
  • 18 council-owned community 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