Arts and Recreation Services

This image shows that there were 12,380,100 people employed in Arts and Recreation Services as at November 2017, up 15.4% since November 2016 and 17.3% since November 2012. Employment is projected to grow by 9.9% over the five years to May 2022.
27% of jobs are regional (no change over 5 years).
49% of workers are female (up 5 percentage points over 5 years).
62% of workers hold post-school qualifications (up 5 percentage points over 5 years).
50% of jobs are part-time (up 5 percentage points over 5 years).
The median age is 35 years (down 1 percentage point over 5 years).

Top 5 Occupations

Top 5 Occupations
Occupation This Industry All Industries
Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials 19,200 44,500
Fitness Instructors 10,200 36,200
Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers 9,600 19,500
Greenkeepers 8,100 16,100
Sportspersons 7,400 11,100

Employment, Arts and Recreation Services (‘000)

This line chart shows the number of people employed in the Arts and Recreation Services industry over the period from November 1997 to November 2017. The chart shows employment increased strongly over this period to 248,300 in November 2017.

Arts and Recreation Services is a relatively small but growing industry which employs workers in a range of activities including the operation of museums, casinos, parks and gardens, creative and performing arts, and professional and recreational sports.

This is a relatively young workforce (25% are aged 15 to 24 years) and part-time work is common (50% of workers).

This industry is expected to have above average employment growth over the five years to May 2022, mostly driven by growth in the Sports and Recreation Activities sector.

Educational attainment, Arts and Recreation Services (%)

Shows the educational attainment profile of the Arts and Recreation Services industry's workforce.  Bachelor degree or higher 29%. Certificate III or higher VET qualification 27%. Other qualification 6%. No post-school qualification 38%.

Age profile, Arts and Recreation Services (%)

Shows the age profile of the Arts and Recreation Services workforce. 25% aged 15 to 24 years. 24% aged 25 to 34 years. 19% aged 35 to 44 years. 16% aged 45 to 54 years. 16% aged 55 years or older.

Did you know?
21% of Arts and Recreation Services employees are combining work with study

Sources: ABS, Labour Force (trend and annual averages of original data); ABS, Census of Population and Housing; Department of Jobs and Small Business, Industry Employment Projections; NCVER, Apprentices and Trainees

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