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Dancers and Choreographers

EMPLOYED

980

PART-TIME SHARE

46%

FEMALE SHARE

72%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

N/A

MEDIAN AGE

26

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

N/A

Dancers or Choreographers entertain by performing dances, or creating dance compositions.

  • Practises dance routines and interprets the choreographic content of the production
  • Performs dances for audience entertainment, co-ordinates body movements and facial expression, usually with musical accompaniment
  • Composes and notates ballet compositions and other dance routines
  • Creates and performs individual performance routines
  • Rehearses, auditions and travels between entertainment venues
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    Hours worked

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Hours worked Dancers and Choreographers All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 32% 59%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 41 hours 44 hours

    Industries

    Dancers and Choreographers work in industries like:

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.

    States and territories

    New South Wales

    16.2%

    Victoria

    28.2%

    Queensland

    30.6%

    South Australia

    7.2%

    Tasmania

    1.1%

    Northern Territory

    2.0%

    Australian Capital Territory

    1.4%

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.

    Age and gender

    Age and Gender Profile
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age and Gender Dancers and Choreographers All Occupations
    Median age 26 years 40 years
    Female share of employment 72% 49%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Dancers and Choreographers
    15–19 5.2 6.5
    20–24 9.1 33.4
    25–34 22.7 42.0
    35–44 22.3 11.4
    45–54 20.4 4.7
    55–59 8.8 0.9
    60–64 6.5 0.8
    65 and Over 4.9 1.0

    Education

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    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study).
    Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Note: the sum of the educational attainment categories may not add up to 100% due to the exclusion of non-descriptive categories such as not stated responses.
    Highest Level of Educational Attainment (% Share) All Occupations Dancers and Choreographers
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 8.1
    Bachelor degree 23.2 17.4
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 21.1
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 13.3
    Year 12 15.9 22.9
    Year 11 4.0 3.4
    Year 10 and below 9.7 6.9
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