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Maranoa Regional Council

Employment by industry (Total)

In Maranoa Regional Council, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,543 local jobs in 2019/20.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Maranoa Regional Council. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Maranoa Regional Council regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Maranoa Regional Council's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
Maranoa Regional Council2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,54318.93.11,27114.22.8+272
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4115.01.24244.71.3-14
Wholesale Trade2232.73.11842.13.1+38
Retail Trade4996.19.55195.810.2-20
Accommodation and Food Services4085.07.23794.27.3+29
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3914.85.14094.65.2-18
Information Media and Telecommunications410.51.4440.51.4-3
Financial and Insurance Services620.82.6750.82.7-13
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services620.81.91101.22.0-49
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1652.07.11782.06.8-13
Administrative and Support Services1081.33.31251.43.5-18
Public Administration and Safety5907.26.86006.76.6-10
Education and Training4825.99.04995.69.1-17
Health Care and Social Assistance86810.613.87308.112.9+137
Arts and Recreation Services580.71.7370.41.7+21
Other Services2653.24.02542.84.2+11
Total industries8,164100.0100.08,980100.0100.0-816

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Maranoa Regional Council in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,543 people or 18.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (868 people or 10.6%)
  • Mining (860 people or 10.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,270 people in total or 40.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 3.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 13.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 2.6% in Mining.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (18.9% compared to 3.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (10.5% compared to 2.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.0% compared to 7.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (5.0% compared to 1.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Maranoa Regional Council increased by decreased by -816 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+272 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+137 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+38 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+29 local workers)

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