Arts and Recreation Services

EMPLOYED

270,500

PART-TIME SHARE

46.0%

FEMALE SHARE

48.0%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

$915

MEDIAN AGE

35

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

N/A

Arts and Recreation Services is a small employing industry. Around 1.9% of workers have their main job in this industry.

This diverse industry includes:

  • professional and recreational sports
  • creative and performing arts
  • Museums
  • Zoos and botanical gardens
  • amusement parks and recreation centres
  • casinos and gambling activities.

Median earnings are $915 per week, lower than all industries median earnings of $1,300.

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    Employment

    Employment in the Arts and Recreation Services industry grew over the 20 years to May 2024.
    The number of workers grew by 16,400 (or 6.5%) over the last year.

    Source: ABS, Labour Force Survey, Detailed, May 2024, Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA) trend data.
    Note: Over the COVID-19 pandemic period (highlighted section in the chart above), some industries have censored values, resulting in a broken series for impacted industries. This is due to large quarterly fluctuations in employment resulting in trend data being unreliable for these quarters. Where data are available over the COVID-19 pandemic period, JSA recommends caution when using these trend estimates.
    Quarterly employment, Arts and Recreation Services Employment
    157500
    159700
    162000
    164400
    166900
    169400
    171900
    174300
    176700
    179000
    181200
    183400
    185400
    187400
    189100
    190700
    192100
    193400
    194600
    195700
    196600
    197400
    198200
    198900
    199700
    200500
    201300
    202300
    203200
    204100
    205000
    205800
    206700
    207500
    208300
    209100
    210000
    210900
    212000
    213200
    214600
    216100
    217800
    219500
    221100
    222700
    224200
    225600
    227100
    228500
    229900
    231400
    233000
    234500
    236000
    237300
    238300
    239100
    239700
    240000
    240000
    239800
    239500
    239000
    240200
    242000
    244400
    247200
    250400
    254000
    257900
    262000
    266200
    270500

    Sectors

    Sports and Physical Recreation Activities is the largest sector in the Arts and Recreation Services industry, employing 114,300 workers.

    Source: ABS, Labour Force Survey, Detailed, May 2024, Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA) trend data.
    Note: the sum of sectoral employment may not equal the industry total as data are trended separately, and “not further defined” (nfd) classifications have been excluded.
    Employment by industry sectors Employment
    Sports and Physical Recreation Activities 114300
    Creative and Performing Arts Activities 48300
    Parks and Gardens Operations 27300
    Gambling Activities 25200
    Amusement and Other Recreation Activities 17900
    Museum Operation 13300
    Horse and Dog Racing Activities 11700

    Occupations

    Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials is the largest employing occupation in the Arts and Recreation Services industry.

    The 10 largest employing occupations are shown below.

    Some occupations are common across a number of industries.

    Largest employing occupations

    Source: Ranked using ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average data, customised report.
    ANZSCO CodeOccupation title
    4523Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials
    4524Sportspersons
    4521Fitness Instructors
    1491Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers
    2112Music Professionals
    5421Receptionists
    6211Sales Assistants (General)
    3622Gardeners
    3623Greenkeepers
    1399Other Specialist Managers

    Industry data

    This file contains data for all 19 industries to make comparing industry data easy. Information available includes:

    • industry overview
    • industry employment (20-year time series)
    • industry sector employment
    • top employing occupations by industry.

     

    Industry Data - May 2024.xlsx

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