Work, wealth and General Transportation
The retail trade was the biggest employer of residents in the East District in 1996 employing 2201 people. The manufacturing industry and the construction industry were also large employers of residents in the district.
In 1996, the poverty line for a “Standard family of two adults and children in which one adult works” was $418 per week.
In 1991 14.2% of Logan households earned $16,000 or less, compared to 21.9% of Queensland households. In Logan 3.6% of households earned less than $8,000 compared to 7% in Queensland and 29.45% of households in Logan had an income of $25,000 or less compared to 34.2% of households in the Brisbane Statistical District.
At the other end of the income scale, 15% of individuals aged 15 years or over had an income above $50,000 per annum in Logan compared to 1.7% of Queenslanders. Of Australians, 3.4% earned more than $50,000. In the Brisbane Statistical Division, 2.8% of people aged 15 years or older stated an income over $50,000.
Men outnumbered women in Logan in all income categories above $16,000, while women outnumbered men in all income categories above 16,000. The same was true for Queensland.
Travel to work.
In 1996, the majority of workers resident in the north district travelled to work by car, either as a driver or passenger. A lower proportion of the resident workforce travelled by public transport for all or part of their journey to work compared to Logan city and the BSD.
In 1996, the east District had the lowest proportion of all Districts of households without a motor vehicle. This was significantly lower than Logan city, the BSD and Queensland.