Maranoa Regional Council

Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in Maranoa Regional Council, making up 16.8% 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 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).

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Current benchmark:
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Maranoa Regional Council20212016Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,22916.82.61,23117.52.8-2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3154.31.22643.71.1+51
Wholesale Trade1882.62.31662.42.6+22
Retail Trade4776.59.34856.99.9-8
Accommodation and Food Services4416.07.23735.37.4+68
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3114.24.73314.75.1-20
Information Media and Telecommunications220.30.9330.51.2-11
Financial and Insurance Services731.02.5721.02.5+1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services660.91.8881.22.0-22
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2002.76.71562.26.2+44
Administrative and Support Services1061.43.41201.73.5-14
Public Administration and Safety4866.66.15517.86.5-65
Education and Training4746.58.95037.19.0-29
Health Care and Social Assistance81211.115.471110.113.0+101
Arts and Recreation Services360.51.5370.51.6-1
Other Services2453.33.92123.03.9+33
Industry not classified4125.64.53354.84.3+77
Total persons7,321100.0100.07,047100.0100.0+274

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Maranoa Regional Council in 2021 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,229 people or 16.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (812 people or 11.1%)
  • Mining (592 people or 8.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,633 people in total or 36.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.6% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 15.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 2.2% 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 (16.8% compared to 2.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (8.1% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (11.1% compared to 15.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.7% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2016 and 2021 in Maranoa Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+101 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+77 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+68 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (-65 local workers)

Maranoa Regional Council

economic profile