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Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in the Maranoa Regional Council, making up 17.5% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Maranoa Regional Council regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across the Maranoa Regional Council.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Maranoa Regional Council 2016
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Number%Queensland %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,23117.52.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2643.71.1
Wholesale Trade1662.42.6
Retail Trade4856.99.9
Accommodation and Food Services3735.37.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3314.75.1
Information Media and Telecommunications330.51.2
Financial and Insurance Services721.02.5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services881.22.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1562.26.2
Administrative and Support Services1201.73.5
Public Administration and Safety5517.86.5
Education and Training5037.19.0
Health Care and Social Assistance71110.113.0
Arts and Recreation Services370.51.6
Other Services2123.03.9
Industry not classified3354.84.3

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Queensland: 2.8% Mining, Queensland: 2.3% Manufacturing, Queensland: 6.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Queensland: 1.1% Construction, Queensland: 8.9% Wholesale Trade, Queensland: 2.6% Retail Trade, Queensland: 9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Queensland: 7.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Queensland: 5.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Queensland: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Queensland: 2.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Queensland: 2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Queensland: 6.2% Administrative and Support Services, Queensland: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Queensland: 6.5% Education and Training, Queensland: 9.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Queensland: 13.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Queensland: 1.6% Other Services, Queensland: 3.9% Industry not classified, Queensland: 4.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Maranoa Regional Council: 17.5% Mining, Maranoa Regional Council: 8.6% Manufacturing, Maranoa Regional Council: 3.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Maranoa Regional Council: 3.7% Construction, Maranoa Regional Council: 7.5% Wholesale Trade, Maranoa Regional Council: 2.4% Retail Trade, Maranoa Regional Council: 6.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Maranoa Regional Council: 5.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Maranoa Regional Council: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Maranoa Regional Council: 1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Maranoa Regional Council: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Maranoa Regional Council: 2.2% Administrative and Support Services, Maranoa Regional Council: 1.7% Public Administration and Safety, Maranoa Regional Council: 7.8% Education and Training, Maranoa Regional Council: 7.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Maranoa Regional Council: 10.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.5% Other Services, Maranoa Regional Council: 3.0% Industry not classified, Maranoa Regional Council: 4.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Maranoa Regional Council in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,231 local workers 17.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (711 local workers 10.1%)
  • Mining (608 local workers 8.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 2,550 people in total or 36.2% of local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 13.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 2.3% in Mining.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Maranoa Regional Council and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (17.5% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Mining (8.6% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.2% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (6.9% compared to 9.9%)