Arts and Recreation Services

This image shows that there were 227,700 people employed in the Arts and Recreation Services industry at November 2015, up 0.7% since 2014 and up 16.0% since 2010. 28% of jobs were regional. Employment in the Arts and Recreation Services industry is projected to grow by 10.8% over the next 5 years.
227,700
EMPLOYED
November 2015
Regional
0.7 since 2014
16 since 2010
Projected to increase by 10.8% over the next 5 years

Top 5 Arts and Recreation Services Occupations

Top 5 Occupations
Top 5 Occupations This Industry All Industries
Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials 20,100 45,300
Fitness Instructors 10,800 31,000
Sportspersons 9,800 13,600
Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers 8,300 15,100
Gaming Workers 7,700 8,400

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)

Shows the educational attainment profile of the Arts and Recreation Services Industry's workforce.  Bachelor degree or higher 28%. Certificate III or higher VET qualification 28%. No post-school qualification 38%. Other qualification 6%.

Age profile, Arts and Recreation Services (% of industry total)

Shows age profile of the workforce in the Arts and Recreation Services industry.  15-24 years 25%. 25-34 years 25%. 35-44 years 19%. 45-54 years 15%. Aged 55 years and over 16%. All industries average: 15-24 years 16%. 25-34 years 23%. 35-44 years 22%. 45-54 years 21%. Aged 55 years and over 18%.

Employment projections by region, Arts and Recreation Services, five years to November 2020 (% change)

Employment projections by region, Arts and Recreation Services, five years to November 2020 (% change)

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Sources: ABS, Labour Force (trend and annual averages of original data); ABS, Education and Work; Department of Employment, Industry Employment Projections