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4156.0 - Sport and Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia , 2003  
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Contents >> Chapter 7.1 Employment and Voluntary Work - Introduction >> Chapter 7.4 Employment and Voluntary Work - Service Industries Survey 2000-01



EMPLOYMENT AND VOLUNTARY WORK




SERVICE INDUSTRIES SURVEY 2000-01

Some information about employment in sports and physical recreation industries is available from the 2000-01 Service Industries Survey which included within its scope businesses classified to ANZSIC Group 931 Sport. As with the Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours, the scope of the survey was limited to employing businesses. Many sports clubs have no employees and hence would have been excluded from the survey along with self-employed persons not employing any wage or salary earners. More information obtained from the Service Industries Survey is presented in Industries.


The Service Industries Survey provides data about persons employed in sports and physical recreation regardless of their occupation or whether it was their main job. It also provides information about voluntary work. The data include all persons who were employed or did voluntary work, regardless of their age. Other surveys focus on persons aged 18 years and over (the Voluntary Work Survey), or persons aged 15 years and over (the Survey of Involvement in Organised Sport and Physical Activity).


The Service Industries Survey found that, at the end of June 2001, there were 6,517 employing organisations involved in the provision of sports and physical recreation services (excluding government agencies). They employed a total of 87,448 persons and received help from almost 180,000 volunteers in the month of June 2001. Over half (56.9%) of all paid employees, and almost all (97.5%) volunteers, worked for not-for-profit organisations.

7.5 SPORTS AND PHYSICAL RECREATION INDUSTRIES, By sector - 2000-01

SECTOR
For profit
Not for profit
Total

Number of organisations at end June
3 668
2 849
6 517
Total employment at end June
37 705
49 743
87 448
Total volunteers during June
4 404
174 433
178 837

Source: Sports Industries, Australia, 2000-01 (cat. no. 8686.0).


Over a quarter (26.7%, or 23,312 persons) of those employed in sports and physical recreation industries undertook work within the Sports and physical recreation clubs, teams and sports professionals industry. There were 15,900 persons (18.2%) working for the Horse and dog racing industry.


Of the 87,448 persons employed in sports and physical recreation industries, an estimated 40,212 (46.0%) worked in a sports related occupation, including 20,862 (23.9%) Coaches, instructors, teachers and development officers; 8,503 (9.7%) Sports officials, 7,951 (9.1%) Professional sportspersons, and 2,896 (3.3%) persons employed in sports related occupations in the Horse and dog industry (Stablehands, strappers and handlers; Horse trainers; and Apprentice jockeys and trackwork riders). The remaining 47,236 (54.0%) worked in a range of other occupations such as Managers and administrators (13,543 or 15.5%), Curators, ground and other maintenance staff ( 5,982 or 6.8%) and Catering staff (5,189 or 5.9%).

7.6 EMPLOYMENT IN SPORTS AND PHYSICAL RECREATION INDUSTRIES - 2000-01

SPORTS AND PHYSICAL RECREATION VENUES
SPORTS AND PHYSICAL RECREATION SERVICES
Horse and dog racing
Health/
fitness
centres
and
gymnasia
Other sports
and physical recreation venues, grounds and facilities
Sports and
physical recreation administrative organisations
Sports and physical recreation clubs,
teams and sports professionals
Sports and physical recreation support
services

Managers and administrative staff
1 943
2 243
2 774
2 363
3 073
1 147
Marketing and event management staff
na
227
370
361
469
*192
Coaches/instructors/teachers/development officers
na
7 829
2 238
1 251
3 409
6 135
Professional sports persons
1 767
-
**102
447
5 621
*14
Sports officials
1 159
*132
1 463
5 749
np
np
Medical staff
na
na
na
27
np
np
Curators, ground and other maintenance staff
1 156
239
1 075
178
3 259
*75
Bar managers and bar staff
1 506
**7
708
315
2 510
-
Gaming staff and cashiers
(a)1 011
na
na
52
194
-
Catering staff
1 905
112
1 540
590
1 017
**25
Security staff
80
na
na
*7
*25
-
Other event day staff
3 714
5
2 084
224
np
np
Horse trainers
568
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. .
. .
. .
. .
Stablehands, strappers and handlers
1 767
. .
. .
. .
. .
. .
Apprentice jockeys and trackwork riders
561
. .
. .
. .
. .
. .
Other
530
1 757
3 490
250
1 511
344
Total employment at end June
15 900
12 552
15 842
11 814
23 312
8 028

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
** estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use
. . not applicable
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
na not available
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
(a) Includes 845 persons employed as totalisator operator staff.
Source: Sports Industries, Australia, 2000-01 (cat. no. 8686.0).


The majority (170,329 or 95.2%) of all sports and physical recreation volunteers worked within the Sports and physical recreation services industry. The largest number of volunteers (106,427 or 59.5%) undertook voluntary work for Sports and physical recreation administrative organisations (e.g. sporting associations and leagues) (table 7.7).


Within the Sport and physical recreation services industry, the number of persons working as a volunteer Manager or administrator (37,572) outnumbered those in paid employment as a Manager or administrator (6,583), by over five to one. The majority of volunteers working for the Sports and physical recreation services industry (84.6%) worked for organisations which employed fewer than 20 persons.

7.7 SPORTS AND PHYSICAL RECREATION SERVICES INDUSTRY, Volunteers - 2000-01

Volunteers
Sports and physical
recreation administrative
organisations
Sports and physical
recreation clubs,
teams and sports
professionals
Sports and physical
recreation support
services
Total

Managerial/administrative
19 993
16 929
651
37 572
Teaching, coaching and instructing
19 937
*18 523
*817
39 276
Officials
35 338
10 814
182
46 334
Other
31 161
15 684
*302
47 147
Total during June
106 427
61 950
1 952
170 329

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
Source: Sports Industries, Australia, 2000-01 (cat. no. 8686.0).


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