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Maranoa Regional Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In Maranoa Regional Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,354 local jobs in 2017/18.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in 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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region 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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region'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.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
Maranoa Regional Council area2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional QLD%Number%Regional QLD%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,35416.74.91,34215.44.8+12
Mining1,06313.14.11,02111.74.4+42
Manufacturing2603.26.23554.17.0-95
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3374.11.23243.71.4+14
Construction7178.810.21,34515.410.9-628
Wholesale Trade1642.02.12122.42.9-48
Retail Trade5526.810.55906.810.9-38
Accommodation and Food Services4055.08.64174.88.1-12
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3264.04.44084.74.6-81
Information Media and Telecommunications750.91.0770.91.2-2
Financial and Insurance Services760.91.8901.01.9-15
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services901.11.91271.52.1-37
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1632.04.52192.54.6-55
Administrative and Support Services1381.73.61201.43.3+18
Public Administration and Safety5827.25.85636.45.7+19
Education and Training7068.79.64705.48.3+236
Health Care and Social Assistance85310.513.87588.711.9+94
Arts and Recreation Services360.41.9380.41.8-2
Other Services2362.94.02593.04.1-23

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (total) by industry 2017/18
Employment (total) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional QLD: 4.9% Mining, Regional QLD: 4.1% Manufacturing, Regional QLD: 6.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional QLD: 1.2% Construction, Regional QLD: 10.2% Wholesale Trade, Regional QLD: 2.1% Retail Trade, Regional QLD: 10.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional QLD: 8.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional QLD: 4.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional QLD: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional QLD: 1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional QLD: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional QLD: 4.5% Administrative and Support Services, Regional QLD: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Regional QLD: 5.8% Education and Training, Regional QLD: 9.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional QLD: 13.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional QLD: 1.9% Other Services, Regional QLD: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Maranoa Regional Council area: 16.7% Mining, Maranoa Regional Council area: 13.1% Manufacturing, Maranoa Regional Council area: 3.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Maranoa Regional Council area: 4.1% Construction, Maranoa Regional Council area: 8.8% Wholesale Trade, Maranoa Regional Council area: 2.0% Retail Trade, Maranoa Regional Council area: 6.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Maranoa Regional Council area: 5.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Maranoa Regional Council area: 4.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Maranoa Regional Council area: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Maranoa Regional Council area: 0.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Maranoa Regional Council area: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Maranoa Regional Council area: 2.0% Administrative and Support Services, Maranoa Regional Council area: 1.7% Public Administration and Safety, Maranoa Regional Council area: 7.2% Education and Training, Maranoa Regional Council area: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Maranoa Regional Council area: 10.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Maranoa Regional Council area: 0.4% Other Services, Maranoa Regional Council area: 2.9%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Maranoa Regional Council area: +12 Mining, Maranoa Regional Council area: +42 Manufacturing, Maranoa Regional Council area: -95 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Maranoa Regional Council area: +14 Construction, Maranoa Regional Council area: -628 Wholesale Trade, Maranoa Regional Council area: -48 Retail Trade, Maranoa Regional Council area: -38 Accommodation and Food Services, Maranoa Regional Council area: -12 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Maranoa Regional Council area: -81 Information Media and Telecommunications, Maranoa Regional Council area: -2 Financial and Insurance Services, Maranoa Regional Council area: -15 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Maranoa Regional Council area: -37 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Maranoa Regional Council area: -55 Administrative and Support Services, Maranoa Regional Council area: +18 Public Administration and Safety, Maranoa Regional Council area: +19 Education and Training, Maranoa Regional Council area: +236 Health Care and Social Assistance, Maranoa Regional Council area: +94 Arts and Recreation Services, Maranoa Regional Council area: -2 Other Services, Maranoa Regional Council area: -23
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Maranoa Regional Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,354 people or 16.7%)
  • Mining (1,063 people or 13.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (853 people or 10.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 3,269 people in total or 40.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional QLD employed 4.9% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 4.1% in Mining; and 13.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (16.7% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Mining (13.1% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (6.8% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (5.0% compared to 8.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Maranoa Regional Council area decreased by 602 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Maranoa Regional Council area were for those employed in:

  • Construction (-628 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+236 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-95 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+94 local workers)

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