Logan Together

Family Foundations Goals and Data

1. Employment and Financial Security

Unemployment is an important indicator of the economic success of an area. A low unemployment rate can indicate an affluent area with a high rate of access to jobs, or a place where those who can’t find jobs leave the area. A high rate can indicate a declining economy with closures of key industries, or a residential area with a significantly disadvantaged population. (taken from ID profile)

Overall Logan’s employment picture is similar to the state as a whole. However, there are some areas where unemployment is much higher than average and where parents are less likely to be working.

Selected employment statistics by SA2

Note: families with no working parents for 2016 won’t be released until Oct.

Statistical area 2 (SA2)  Labour force March Quarter 2017 Unemployment rate March Quarter 2017 % Unemployed persons March quarter 2017  Families with no working parents 2011 % 
Queensland        
Logan LGA Region         
Beenleigh 3,919 9.3 365 27.9
Bethania – Waterford 4,140 5.7 234 19.1
Boronia heights – Park ridge 5,550 5.5 303 19.1
Brown Plains 3,607 6.3 226 18.7
Chambers Flat – Logan Reserve 2,119 5.4 115 12.8
Cornubia – Carbrook 4,625 1.8 82 7.7
Crestmead 5,526 7.2 396 21.1
Daisy Hill 3,413 2.5 86 10.4
Eagelby  5,423 9.4 508 32
Edens Landing – Holmview 3,522 5.3 185 14.9
Greenbank 6,500 2.6 166 7.2
Hillcrest  4,246 3.9 167 12.7
Jimboomba 10,557 4.2 442 9.4
Kingston 4,217 12.9 542 36.5
Logan Central 2,365 17.3 408 40.1
Logan village  3,410 2.9 98 8.4
Loganholme-Tanah Merah 5,767 3.4 197 10.2
Loganlea 4,771 8.3 395 23.4
Marsden 5,804 8.2 478 23.7
Mount Warren Park 2,958 4.5 132 13.1
Munruben – Park Ridge South  2,470 2.5 61 9.6
Regents Park – Heritage Park 8,184 3.4 278 10.9
Rochedale South – Priestdale 8,287 2.3 191 9
Shailer Park 6,599 2.1 140 7.5
Slacks Creek  4,787 8.1 387 27.6
Springwood 5,142 2.5 129 9.5
Underwood 3,463 3.3 116 9.6
Waterford West  3,468 7 243 21.3
Wolffdene-bahrs Scrub 3,147 2.8 89 9.2
Woodridge 5,029 15.8 797 39.1

Source: https://www.employment.gov.au/small-area-labour-markets-publication retrieved June 2017 and ABS Census of Population and Housing 2011 unpublished data sourced from http://statistics.qgso.qld.gov.au/profiles sourced July 2017.

Monitor: Unemployment rate in Logan

  • Baseline:
  • 2025:
  • Current: 5.56%

Suggest we don’t put in place a target – would prefer to see us monitor unemployment in Logan compared to Qld – click here for the unemployment rate for 2011-2017

2. Secure housing

Affordable and safe housing is important to the well-being of families. Without decent and affordable housing children’s health and development suffer and school performance is impaired

Measurement for this is currently being considered

3. Personal and family safety

Family violence is a serious social issue that affects everyone in a family – children, parents and other members of the extended family. Domestic and family violence can have impacts on health, development and wellbeing. The effects build up over time, and can impact on every aspect of a child’s life.

Family dysfunction and violence, including domestic and child abuse, have a strong relationship with poorer home learning environments and lower parents support for learning, as well as increased risk of mental health issues for children and adolescents.

Measurement for this is currently being considered

4. Healthy family relationships

The family is where it all happens. While it is clear that there are very strong links between disadvantage and poor outcomes for children, there is very strong research evidence that parenting has a significant effect on children’s development and their long-term life opportunities.

After its comprehensive review of the Australian and international research literature, ARACY (2015, pp. 28, 2) reports that it is abundantly clear that the single most important factor influencing a child’s intellectual and social development is the quality of parenting and care they receive and the quality of the home environment this creates. There is ample evidence to conclude then, as ARACY (2015, p.2) suggests, that “parenting is so influential that it can moderate the impact of social and economic disadvantage.

Measurement for this is currently being considered

The Roadmap

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