The following data on employment in the Sport and Recreation Industry in Australia is taken from the Australian Bureau of Statistics catalogue - 4148.0: Employment in Sport and Recreation, Australia, 2006.
The number of persons whose main job was in sport and recreation in Australia was 75,155 in 2006. In the table below, please see table "Total of All Occupations" at the bottom. However, this is not the total picture of employment. In June 2005 there was a total of 111,519 people mainly engaged in providing sport and recreation services in Australia. Of these people, 41.7% worked for "non-profit" organisations, 9.9% worked for government and 48.4% worked for "for-profit" enterprises. Source: Australian Burea of Statistics Catalogue 4148.0: Employment in Sport and Recreation, Australia, 2006.
The Fitness Industry continues to grow. According to a report published by Service Skills Australia and prepared by the Centre for the Economics of Education and Training, the employment of Fitness Instructors more than doubled from 2001 to 2009. Therefore the 2006 figure of 13,800 is now considerably more.
|Occupation||No. of persons||ANZSCO code|
|Swimming Coach or Instructor||7,588||452315|
|Other Sports Coach or Instructor||3,461||452317|
|Sports Centre Manager||3,406||149113|
|Gymnastics Coach or Instructor||2,046||452312|
|Fitness Centre Manager||1,663||149112|
|Sports Development Officer||898||452321|
|Outdoor Adventure Instructor||833||452215|
|Other Sports and Fitness Workers||6,658|
|Total of All Occupations||75,155|