Other Actors, Dancers and Entertainers includes jobs like Circus Trainer, Disc Jockey (Nightclub), Extra (Film or Television), Motivational Speaker, Public Speaker, and Stunt Performer.

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

    Tasks

    • Learns lines, speeches and cues.
    • Prepares for performances through rehearsals under the instruction and guidance of production directors.
    • Acts parts and portrays roles as developed in rehearsals.
    • Performs acts, stunts or plays music for audience's entertainment.
    • Gives speeches to audiences at conferences and other events.
    • Creates and performs individual performance routines.
    • Rehearses, auditions and travels between venues.

    More about Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers

    All Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers

    • $1,366 Weekly Pay
    • Strong Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Other Actors, Dancers and Entertainers

    • 1,200 workers Employment Size
    • Very high skill Skill level rating
    • 29% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 48 hours Average full-time
    • 36 years Average age
    • 44% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Other Actors, Dancers and Entertainers (in their main job) grew strongly over 5 years:
    from 1,100 in 2011 to 1,200 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Other Actors, Dancers and Entertainers work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Arts and Recreation Services; Education and Training; and Accommodation and Food Services.
    • Full-time: Less than half work full-time (29%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 48 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 36 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are under 25 years of age (26%).
    • Gender: 44% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Arts and Recreation Services37.5
    Education and Training24.7
    Accommodation and Food Services10.5
    Information Media and Telecommunications9.7
    Other Industries17.6

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateOther Actors, Dancers and EntertainersAll Jobs Average
    NSW33.831.6
    VIC26.425.6
    QLD21.920.0
    SA4.37.0
    WA8.510.8
    TAS1.52.0
    NT0.81.0
    ACT2.81.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketOther Actors, Dancers and EntertainersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-1910.2-5.05.0
    20-2415.4-9.39.3
    25-3422.1-22.922.9
    35-4419.4-22.022.0
    45-5416.1-21.621.6
    55-597.1-9.09.0
    60-644.7-6.06.0
    65 and Over5.1-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationOther Actors, Dancers and EntertainersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate7.6-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree25.2-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma14.0-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV13.1-21.121.1
    Year 1227.7-18.118.1
    Year 114.4-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below7.9-12.512.5

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

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    Employers look for Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers who have strong people skills, can communicate well with diverse audiences and are reliable.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Fine Arts

      83% Skill level

      Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

    2. English Language

      67% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    3. Communications and Media

      54% Skill level

      Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

    4. Psychology

      51% Skill level

      Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

    5. Sociology and Anthropology

      45% Skill level

      Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 27-2011.00 - Actors.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Work With Work Group or Team

      93% Important

      How important is it to work with others in a group or team?

    2. Contact With Others

      92% Important

      How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?

    3. Physical Proximity

      92% Important

      How physically close are you to other people?

    4. Face-to-Face Discussions

      87% Important

      How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

    5. Public Speaking

      85% Important

      How often do you have to talk to a group of people?

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 27-2011.00 - Actors.

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