Maranoa Regional Council

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Maranoa Regional Council

Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in 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 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 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Maranoa Regional Council in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Maranoa Regional Council20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,23117.52.81,28817.92.7-57
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2643.71.11401.91.2+124
Wholesale Trade1662.42.61612.23.6+5
Retail Trade4856.99.96148.510.7-129
Accommodation and Food Services3735.37.43875.47.0-14
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3314.75.13905.45.2-59
Information Media and Telecommunications330.51.2400.61.2-7
Financial and Insurance Services721.02.5941.32.7-22
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services881.22.0791.11.8+9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1562.26.21892.66.5-33
Administrative and Support Services1201.73.5791.13.2+41
Public Administration and Safety5517.86.55147.16.7+37
Education and Training5037.19.04205.87.9+83
Health Care and Social Assistance71110.113.07159.911.9-4
Arts and Recreation Services370.51.6300.41.4+7
Other Services2123.03.92303.23.9-18
Industry not classified3354.84.32243.12.4+111
Total persons7,047100.0100.07,203100.0100.0-156

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

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

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,550 people in total or 36.2% of the 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 Maranoa Regional Council and Queensland were:

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

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Maranoa Regional Council were for those employed in:

  • Retail Trade (-129 local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+124 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-113 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+111 local workers)

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