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|
|Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers|
|Other Specialist Managers|
|Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers|
|Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals|
|Authors, and Book and Script Editors|
|Bar Attendants and Baristas|
|Other Miscellaneous Labourers|
|Advertising, Public Relations and Sales Managers|
|Sales Assistants (General)|
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.