Demographics & Statistics

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Education​​​​​

OUR YOUNGSTERS ARE
LEAGUES AHEAD!
Our year 3 & 5 school students
achieved a higher standard for
reading, writing and numeracy
than their Queensland peers.​

Employment

JOB OPPORTUNITIES AWAIT
​Low unemployment sees
Maranoa at 1.8% compared to
Queensland’s rate of 6.0%
(June quarter 2014).

With 69.7% of our
labour force in full-time
employment, we outdo
the national (59.7%) and
state (60%) rates.

Helping others

GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY
​Our volunteer rate exceeds that of Australia
and Queensland – Maranoa 26.3%, Australia
17.8%,Queensland 18.7%.

In 2014, the staff and volunteers of the
Roma Visitor Information Centre alone
assisted a total of 46,426 visitors.

Work-life balance

SPEND MORE​ TIME WITH FAMILY
​Over half of our
population are
couples or singles with
children aged 15 years
and under.

Every town has
fantastic sporting,
social and cultural
facilities!

Instead of taking an hour to drive to
work (with little to no traffic), it can
take just minutes to travel the same
distance, leaving more time to spend
with your loved ones.

Affordable Housing

BUYING A HOME HAS
NEVER BEEN EASIER!
The median house sale price in the ​​Maranoa is just $285,000, compared to the Queensland average of $450,000*.
*as at June 2015.
Travel
EASY FLIGHTS AND
SCENIC DRIVES…
Daily 1 hour flights
to Brisbane from
Roma airport.
A scenic drive to major
shopping outlets in
Toowoomba.
Health
AN ACTIVE AND HEALTHY
LIFESTYLE MEANS WE
LEAD FULFILLING LIVES!
​Of all local government areas in
Queensland, the Maranoa recorded
the highest percentage of adults
who were satisfied with their health.
12.4% of our community have
adequate fruit and vegetable
intake compared to 9.4% of
Queenslanders.
Environment
A CHANCE FOR
FAMILIES TO ENJOY
THE OUTDOORS
The Maranoa is home to
over 650 native animals
& 1683 native plants.

Multi-cultural

EXPERIENCE A MYRIAD
OF CULTURES​
The percentage of residents
born overseas has almost
doubled going from 3.7%
(2001) to 7.0% (2011).

Tourism​​

ENJOY SPENDING​
TIME EXPLORING OUR
BEAUTIFUL REGI​​ON
We have 4 national
parks in the
Maranoa.

Daily 1 hour flights
to Brisbane from
Roma airport.
A scenic drive to major
shopping outlets in
Toowoomba.

In 2014, the staff and volunteers of the
Roma Visitor Information Centre alone
assist​ed a total of 46,426 visitors.
Just like any great Aussie
town we have something
‘big’ – Roma’s Big Rig, an
attraction dedicated to the
Oil & Gas Industry.
The Roma Saleyards is
Australia’s largest cattle​​
selling centre.​

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