Maranoa Region

 Maranoa Region

Population: 13,975 (2015)

The Maranoa region is located approximately 500km west of Brisbane. Roma is the main business hub in the region, servicing a population of approximately 14,000 residents. Other centres of the Maranoa include the towns of Injune, Mitchell, Surat, Wallumbilla, Yuleba, Mungallala, Jackson, Amby and Muckadilla.

Following a period of strong population growth and visitation, the regional economy has spiked over the past 10 years. Along with the resource sector, the region was founded on the back of a strong agricultural industry, which is anticipated to continue to prosper over the next 50-100 years.

With abundant natural resource assets and a diversified stable industry base, the Maranoa has a bright future ahead.


Maranoa Economic Quick Stats

Indicator5 year Growth (%)
Population13,975 (2015)​6.5%
Labour Force8,009 (December 2015)0.24%
Unemployment Rate2.0% (December 2015)- 0.3%
Main Industry of Employment (2011) Sheep, Beef Cattle and Grain Farming  17.6%