ANZSCO 452321

Sports Development Officers

EMPLOYED

1,100

PART-TIME SHARE

27%

FEMALE SHARE

41%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

N/A

MEDIAN AGE

31

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

N/A

Sports Development Officers promote sports and skills development, and oversee the participation of young people and other special groups in sport.

  • Coaches, trains and instructs sportspersons by analysing performances and developing abilities
  • Plans and directs game strategies, develops play patterns and analyses game progress
  • Motivates Sportspersons and supervises practice sessions
  • Recruits players and other coaching staff
  • Arranges entries into sporting competitions
  • Promotes sports and skills development as well as overseeing the participation of young people in sport
  • Officiates at sporting events to enforce rules and regulations, liaising with other officials when necessary
  • Co-ordinates and directs swimming activities
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    Hours worked

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Hours worked Sports Development Officers All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 63% 59%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 39 hours 44 hours

    Industries

    Sports Development Officers work in industries like:

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

    States and territories

    New South Wales

    31.1%

    Victoria

    22.5%

    Queensland

    20.5%

    South Australia

    6.1%

    Tasmania

    1.5%

    Northern Territory

    1.9%

    Australian Capital Territory

    3.4%

    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 Sports Development Officers All Occupations
    Median age 31 years 40 years
    Female share of employment 41% 49%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Sports Development Officers
    15–19 5.2 6.1
    20–24 9.1 18.7
    25–34 22.7 34.1
    35–44 22.3 19.3
    45–54 20.4 13.2
    55–59 8.8 3.4
    60–64 6.5 3.3
    65 and Over 4.9 2.3

    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 Sports Development Officers
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 9.7
    Bachelor degree 23.2 36.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 11.7
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 13.7
    Year 12 15.9 20.9
    Year 11 4.0 1.4
    Year 10 and below 9.7 2.4
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