Maranoa Regional Council

economic profile

maranoa logo

Maranoa Regional Council

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Maranoa Regional Council, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,833 FTE jobs in 2019/20.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in Maranoa Regional Council.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent 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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in thespecific topic notes section.
Current benchmark:
Comparison year:
Did you know? By clicking/tapping on a data row in the table you will be able to see sub categories.
Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Maranoa Regional Council2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,83323.24.01,42715.23.1+407
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4055.11.45035.41.6-97
Wholesale Trade1742.23.31751.93.3-1
Retail Trade3734.77.94484.89.1-75
Accommodation and Food Services2883.75.72973.25.6-8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4025.15.74494.86.0-47
Information Media and Telecommunications260.31.3290.31.4-2
Financial and Insurance Services530.72.6640.72.5-11
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services540.72.01181.32.1-64
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1491.97.71741.97.8-24
Administrative and Support Services781.03.1941.03.1-16
Public Administration and Safety4966.36.75515.96.9-55
Education and Training3794.88.43483.77.7+31
Health Care and Social Assistance7299.212.65846.211.5+145
Arts and Recreation Services500.61.5310.31.5+20
Other Services2373.04.12712.94.5-34
Total industries7,891100.0100.09,362100.0100.0-1,471

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
Did you know? By clicking/tapping on a category in the chart below you will be able to drilldown to the sub categories.
loading animation
loading animation

Dominant groups

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,833 people or 23.2%)
  • Mining (975 people or 12.4%)
  • Construction (896 people or 11.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,704 people in total or 46.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 4.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 3.4% in Mining and 11.1% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (23.2% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (12.4% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.9% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (3.7% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Maranoa Regional Council increased by decreased by -1,471 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Maranoa Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+407 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+145 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+31 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+20 full-time equivalent local workers)

Maranoa Regional Council

economic profile