This chapter presents information relating to employment in sport and physical recreation. The information has been obtained from several sources as described below.
The Census of Population and Housing collects information relating to a person's main job in the week before the Census, being the job in which they usually worked the most hours. The ABS (2012b) publication Employment in Sport and Recreation, Australia, August 2011 (cat. no. 4148.0) presents summary Census data about people employed in selected sport and physical recreation occupations as their main job at the time of the 2011 Census. It also includes details of their industry of employment, sex, age, income, hours worked and state or territory of usual residence.
The ABS Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours provides statistics on the composition and distribution of employee earnings and hours paid for and how their pay is set. The latest data available are from the May 2012 survey of employers and have been published in ABS (2013c) Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2012 (cat. no. 6306.0).
The most recent ABS Survey of Involvement in Organised Sport and Physical Activity was conducted in April 2010 and collected information on the number of people aged 15 years and over who were involved in organised sport and physical activity over a 12 month period. Data have been published in ABS (2010) Involvement in Organised Sport and Physical Activity, Australia, April 2010 (cat. no. 6285.0).
In addition to the data sources described above, data on employment in sport and physical recreation industries were collected as part of the Service Industries Survey, last conducted in 2004-2005, and more recently in ABS (2013a) Australian Industry, 2011–12. These data are presented in Chapter 7, Industries.