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 3.7% compared to Queensland's rate of 7.6% (2016).

With 68.2% of our labour force in full-time employment, we outdo
the national (57.7%) and state (57.7%) rates.

Helping others

GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY
​Our volunteer rate exceeds that of Australia and Queensland – Maranoa 28.2%, Australia 19%, Queensland 18.8%.

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 $237,577, compared to the Queensland average of $458,360*.
*as at June 2018.
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 657 native animals & 1841 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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