2902.0 - Census Update (Newsletter), Mar 2004  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/03/2004   
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Employment in Sport and Recreation, Australia, (cat. no. 4148.0) focuses on two areas of employment relevant to sport and recreation; employment in sport and physical recreation occupations and employment in other leisure occupations.

Using data collected from the 2001 Census, this publication provides information relating to the number of people employed in various occupations cross classified with age, sex, hours worked, birthplace, income and qualification level.

Of all those employed in Australia in the week prior to the 2001 Census, 83,008 persons stated their main job as being in a sport and physical recreation occupation compared to 68,289 persons in the 1996 Census. The largest number of people were employed as Fitness Instructors and Greenkeepers.

The publication examines movements within other leisure occupations. The results from the 2001 Census show the number of people who had their main job in a leisure occupation increased by 16.1% since the 1996. The largest other leisure occupation groups in 2001 were waiters, bar attendants and restaurant managers.

This publication is useful for monitoring employment in sporting activities and recreational parks, measuring the growth of the hospitality industry and gauging the employment trends in leisure occupations.

Further information is available in Employment in Sport and Recreation, Australia, (cat. no. 4148.0). The publication is available for purchase on the ABS web site.