ANZSCO 211113

Entertainers and Variety Artists

EMPLOYED

1,300

PART-TIME SHARE

49%

FEMALE SHARE

48%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

N/A

MEDIAN AGE

32

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

N/A

Entertainers or Variety Artists entertain by performing variety acts using a mix of acting, singing, dancing, and movement skills.

  • Creates and performs individual performance routines that can include acting, singing, dancing and speaking
  • 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 Entertainers and Variety Artists All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 24% 59%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 46 hours 44 hours

    Industries

    Entertainers and Variety Artists work in industries like:

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

    States and territories

    New South Wales

    23.1%

    Victoria

    27.1%

    Queensland

    27.0%

    South Australia

    6.6%

    Tasmania

    1.8%

    Northern Territory

    0.7%

    Australian Capital Territory

    2.1%

    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 Entertainers and Variety Artists All Occupations
    Median age 32 years 40 years
    Female share of employment 48% 49%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Entertainers and Variety Artists
    15–19 5.2 6.7
    20–24 9.1 14.7
    25–34 22.7 34.5
    35–44 22.3 20.1
    45–54 20.4 12.3
    55–59 8.8 4.3
    60–64 6.5 3.6
    65 and Over 4.9 3.0

    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 Entertainers and Variety Artists
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 4.5
    Bachelor degree 23.2 26.0
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 11.2
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 14.8
    Year 12 15.9 26.6
    Year 11 4.0 3.9
    Year 10 and below 9.7 8.8
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