ANZSCO 2726

Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers

EMPLOYED

39,600

PART-TIME SHARE

42%

FEMALE SHARE

76%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

$1,926

MEDIAN AGE

41

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

600

Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers design and implement strategies and programs to meet community and individual needs and assist individuals, families and groups with social, emotional and financial difficulties to improve quality of life by educating and supporting them and working towards change in their social environment.

  • Researching and analysing community issues, needs and problems
  • Developing, evaluating and maintaining community resources and programs
  • Evaluating data and writing reports such as submissions requesting funding for continuing programs and new projects
  • Identifying issues of local need, concerns and aspirations through community consultation
  • Organising local sporting, cultural and recreational events and activities such as community functions, hobby classes, community arts projects and sporting competitions
  • Providing support while exploring alternatives with clients who experience difficulties such as marital problems, unemployment, illness and drug abuse
  • Assessing risks and providing intensive short-term crisis counselling for victims of domestic violence, child abuse, disasters and other crises
  • Assisting to establish and administer neighbourhood houses, community groups, employment training programs and other services
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    Earnings and Hours

    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)
    Source: Share of workers who work full-time hours: ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average, customised report.
    Average full-time hours worked per week: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Median full-time earnings per week and Median hourly earnings: ABS, Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours, May 2023, customised report.
    Earnings and Hours Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 58% 70%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 41 hours 44 hours
    Median full-time earnings per week $1,926 $1,697
    Median hourly earnings $50 $43

    Industries

    Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers work in industries like:

    Source: Ranked using ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average data, custom report.

    States and territories

    New South Wales

    31.5%

    Victoria

    25.4%

    Queensland

    20.5%

    South Australia

    6.2%

    Tasmania

    2.2%

    Northern Territory

    2.7%

    Australian Capital Territory

    1.3%

    Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Detailed, February 2024, Jobs and Skills Australia trend data.

    Age and gender

    Age and Gender Profile
    Source: ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average, customised report.
    Age and Gender Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers All Occupations
    Median age 41 years 39 years
    Female share of employment 76% 48%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers
    15–19 5.2 0.6
    20–24 9.1 6.8
    25–34 22.7 27.8
    35–44 22.3 23.9
    45–54 20.4 21.7
    55–59 8.8 8.9
    60–64 6.5 6.6
    65 and Over 4.9 3.6

    Education

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    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Highest Level of Educational Attainment (% Share) All Occupations Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 19.0
    Bachelor degree 23.2 38.5
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 19.2
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 11.9
    Year 12 15.9 5.3
    Year 11 4.0 1.2
    Year 10 and below 9.7 2.5
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