ANZSCO 4523

Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials

EMPLOYED

51,300

PART-TIME SHARE

78%

FEMALE SHARE

48%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

$1,254

MEDIAN AGE

23

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

1,400

Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials coach, train and instruct participants in sports, and officiate at sporting events.

  • Coaching, training and instructing sportspersons by analysing performances and developing abilities
  • Planning and directing game strategies, developing play patterns and analysing game progress
  • Motivating Sportspersons and supervising practice sessions
  • Recruiting players and other coaching staff
  • Arranging entries into sporting competitions
  • Promoting sports and skills development, and overseeing the participation of young people in sport
  • Officiating at sporting events to enforce rules
  • Coordinating and directing sporting activities, and liaising with other officials to interpret and enforce rules and regulations relating to sport
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    Earnings and Hours

    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)
    Source: Share of workers who work full-time hours: ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2022, 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 2021, customised report.
    Earnings and Hours Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 22% 69%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 44 hours 44 hours
    Median full-time earnings per week $1,254 $1,593
    Median hourly earnings $33 $41

    Industries

    Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials work in industries like:

    Source: Ranked using ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2022, four-quarter average data, custom report.

    States and territories

    New South Wales

    28.5%

    Victoria

    31.3%

    Queensland

    19.8%

    South Australia

    4.3%

    Tasmania

    1.6%

    Northern Territory

    0.6%

    Australian Capital Territory

    2.3%

    Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Detailed, November 2023, Jobs and Skills Australia trend data.

    Age and gender

    Age and Gender Profile
    Source: ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2022, four-quarter average, customised report.
    Age and Gender Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials All Occupations
    Median age 23 years 40 years
    Female share of employment 48% 48%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials
    15–19 5.2 34.3
    20–24 9.1 21.7
    25–34 22.7 13.7
    35–44 22.3 11.2
    45–54 20.4 10.0
    55–59 8.8 3.7
    60–64 6.5 2.8
    65 and Over 4.9 2.7

    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 Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 4.1
    Bachelor degree 23.2 14.6
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 7.7
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 10.7
    Year 12 15.9 34.0
    Year 11 4.0 8.1
    Year 10 and below 9.7 15.7
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