Top 5 Arts and Recreation Services Occupations
|Top 5 Occupations||This Industry||All Industries|
|Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials||20,100||45,300|
|Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers||8,300||15,100|
Arts and Recreation Services accounts for 2% of Australia’s workforce, with employment of 227,700. It covers a diverse range of activities including the operation of casinos, museums, parks and gardens, creative and performing arts, and professional and recreational sports.
The industry experienced above average employment growth over the five years to November 2015 (up by 16.0% or 31,500) and this is expected to continue over the five years to November 2020 (up by 10.8% compared with the all industries rate of 8.3%, adding 24,500 jobs).
More than half of this industry’s employment is in the Sports and Recreation Activities subsector and the largest occupations in the industry are related to these activities. This subsector is also expected to create the highest numbers of new jobs over the next five years (up by 21,200).
Relatively few workers in Arts and Recreation Services have post-school qualifications (56% compared with the all industries average of 63%). The workforce is also relatively young (a quarter of workers are aged 15 to 24 years) and there is a high incidence of part-time employment (46%).
While the majority of Arts and Recreation Services jobs are in capital cities, the industry employs around 63,800 people in regional areas.
Educational attainment, Arts and Recreation Services (% of industry total)
Age profile, Arts and Recreation Services (% of industry total)
Employment projections by region, Arts and Recreation Services, five years to November 2020 (% change)
For more information see lmip.gov.au
Sources: ABS, Labour Force (trend and annual averages of original data); ABS, Education and Work; Department of Employment, Industry Employment Projections