Arts and Recreation Services

This image shows 27% of jobs are regional. 23% of workers are aged 15 to 24 years. 17% of workers are self-employed.

29% of workers hold a bachelor degree or higher. 25% of workers hold a certificate 3 or higher qualification. 7% of workers hold an other qualification. 39% of workers do not hold a post-school qualification.

Arts and Recreation Services has a relatively young workforce (23% are aged 15 to 24 years), with most employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (27% of employment) or Professionals (23%).

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant negative impact on employment in the Arts and Recreation Services industry. While some organisations have been gradually reopening and transitioning to new ways of working, businesses in some parts of the country remain on hold.

Top Employing Occupations

Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials
Fitness Instructors
Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers
Music Professionals
Other Specialist Managers
Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers
Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals
Gaming Workers
Authors, and Book and Script Editors
General Clerks
Environmental Scientists
Bar Attendants and Baristas
Information Officers
Other Miscellaneous Labourers
Advertising, Public Relations and Sales Managers
Sales Assistants (General)

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Businesses using alternative delivery methods and technologies to engage with customers are creating new employment opportunities. For example, delivering fitness classes via online video conferencing, live streaming or video on demand may be solutions in the short-term (recognising that this may not be possible for every business within this industry).

Sources: ABS, Labour Force (seasonally adjusted and annual averages of original data); ABS, Characteristics of Employment; ABS, Education and Work.