4156.0 - Sports and Physical Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia, 2009  
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Contents >> Chapter 8 - Employment >> Introduction


This chapter presents information relating to employment in sports and physical recreation. The information has been obtained from several sources as described below.

The Census of Population and Housing is the source of information relating to a person's main job in the week before the Census, that is, the one in which they usually worked the most hours. The publication Employment in Sport and Recreation, Australia, August 2006 (cat no. 4148.0) presents summary Census data about persons employed in selected sports and physical recreation occupations as their main job at the time of the 2006 Census. It also includes details of their industry of employment, sex, age, birthplace and origin, qualifications, income, hours worked and state or territory of usual residence.

The 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 August 2008 survey of employers and have been published in Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, August 2008 (cat. no. 6306.0).

The Service Industries Survey collected information in respect of 2000-01 and 2004-05 from organisations mainly involved in providing sports and physical recreation services. Data were published in Sports Industries, Australia, 2000-01 and Sports and Physical Recreation Services, Australia, 2004-05 (both cat. no. 8686.0) and include details about the number of persons who were employed by, or worked voluntarily for, sports or physical recreation organisations, regardless of whether it was their main job.

The Survey of Involvement in Organised Sport and Physical Activity was conducted in April 2007 as part of the Monthly Population Survey (MPS). The survey presents information on the number of persons aged 15 years and over who were involved in organised sport and organised physical activity over a 12 month period. Data have been published in Involvement in Organised Sport and Physical Activity, Australia, Apr 2007 (cat. no. 6285.0).

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