What’s the most common profession in Jimboomba? How many two-year-olds live in Beenleigh? What’s the average age of the population of Marsden? How do the people of Daisy Hill travel to work?
These, and dozens more questions, can be answered in the Suburb Profiles produced by Logan Together – designed to inform community-based work and provide an insight into the unique patterns in each suburb.
With 217 cultures represented in Logan, as well as city meeting country, and areas of enormous growth, Logan as a whole paints a dizzying picture – which is why, to help guide community activity and planning for business and service investment at the local level, breaking it down to suburb level is so important.
Logan Together Backbone Team’s Community Insights and Information Lead Sherena Oxley brought together much of the data in the profiles.
Logan Together Backbone Team director Matthew Cox said the resource was produced to break down the masses of information available about Logan as a city.
“This gives such a great insight into each area of Logan which is so important in such a diverse city with 217 cultures – more than New York City – and a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds and families,” he said.
“We have always had lots of data and information at a Logan population level and what people really wanted to do was look at communities within Logan and compare suburbs to assist with work on the ground.
“We have information on the demographic using 2016 ABS data information on AEDC from 2015 as well as NAPLAN results, crime statistics and more.”
There are currently 30 suburb profiles available on the Logan Together website, with more to come – eventually all of the 68 suburbs will have its own profile available and free for anyone to download.
“We have heard from a range of people who are using it – from students and educators, to workers in the community services sector, to CEOs. They are enormously useful,” said Matthew.
The suburb profiles will be renewed periodically, with potentially more information on a suburb level available in future editions.
To access Suburb Profiles as well as more resources generated by the Logan Together movement, go to logantogether.org.au/resources.