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Maranoa Regional Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Maranoa Regional Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,298 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the Maranoa Regional Council area. 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 the Maranoa Regional Council area 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 the Maranoa Regional Council area'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 Council area2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,29816.02.71,26313.72.7+35
Mining94611.62.41,48716.13.0-540
Manufacturing3514.36.93323.67.4+19
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3584.41.24645.01.3-106
Construction88010.89.61,58017.19.8-701
Wholesale Trade1481.82.91912.13.2-42
Retail Trade5196.410.55385.810.3-19
Accommodation and Food Services4315.37.63854.27.2+46
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3133.95.33844.25.3-71
Information Media and Telecommunications821.01.3690.81.4+13
Financial and Insurance Services610.72.6810.92.7-20
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services861.11.7830.92.0+3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1722.16.41932.16.7-20
Administrative and Support Services1161.43.31201.33.4-4
Public Administration and Safety5987.47.05746.26.5+24
Education and Training5747.19.24635.08.7+111
Health Care and Social Assistance88510.913.57187.812.5+167
Arts and Recreation Services570.71.6380.41.6+19
Other Services2543.14.02562.84.3-2
Total industries8,130100.0100.09,219100.0100.0-1,089

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the Maranoa Regional Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,298 people or 16.0%)
  • Mining (946 people or 11.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (885 people or 10.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,129 people in total or 38.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 2.7% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 2.4% in Mining and 13.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (16.0% compared to 2.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (11.6% compared to 2.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.1% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (6.4% compared to 10.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Maranoa Regional Council area increased by decreased by -1,089 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+167 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+111 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+46 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+35 local workers)

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