ANZSCO 4521

Fitness Instructors

EMPLOYED

35,700

PART-TIME SHARE

63%

FEMALE SHARE

68%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

$1,288

MEDIAN AGE

36

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

300

Fitness Instructors direct, instruct and guide individuals and groups in the pursuit of physical fitness and wellbeing.

  • Consulting with various Health Professionals to develop and design fitness programs
  • Designing individual fitness programs based on assessment of the client's age, level of fitness, goals and abilities
  • Delivering group exercise classes and personal tuition in a variety of fitness activities in a safe and creative manner
  • Demonstrating and teaching body movements and skills used in fitness routines
  • Setting up and monitoring fitness equipment and ensuring that equipment is safe, clean and in working condition
  • Teaching and advising on the use of fitness equipment
  • Ensuring clients are aware of and adhere to safety and injury prevention procedures
  • Reporting accidents and preparing accident reports
  • Maintaining a working knowledge of current health and safety standards and ensuring working practices and procedures conform to current legislation
  • Maintaining current first aid certificates
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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 Fitness Instructors All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 37% 70%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 43 hours 44 hours
    Median full-time earnings per week $1,288 $1,697
    Median hourly earnings $34 $43

    Industries

    Fitness Instructors work in industries like:

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

    States and territories

    New South Wales

    35.8%

    Victoria

    21.5%

    Queensland

    19.1%

    South Australia

    7.8%

    Tasmania

    1.7%

    Northern Territory

    0.7%

    Australian Capital Territory

    2.6%

    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 Fitness Instructors All Occupations
    Median age 36 years 39 years
    Female share of employment 68% 48%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Fitness Instructors
    15–19 5.2 2.8
    20–24 9.1 14.1
    25–34 22.7 31.3
    35–44 22.3 24.5
    45–54 20.4 15.9
    55–59 8.8 5.0
    60–64 6.5 3.2
    65 and Over 4.9 3.1

    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 Fitness Instructors
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 6.6
    Bachelor degree 23.2 24.4
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 17.7
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 32.4
    Year 12 15.9 8.9
    Year 11 4.0 1.1
    Year 10 and below 9.7 1.9
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