Other Sportspersons includes jobs like Athlete, Cricketer, Cyclist, Racing Driver, Surfer, and Tennis Player.

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

    Tasks

    • Maintains a high degree of expertise in a particular sport.
    • Attends regular practice sessions and undertakes private training to maintain the required standard of fitness.
    • Decides on strategies in consultation with coaches.
    • Assesses other competitors and conditions at venues.
    • Competes in sporting events.
    • Adheres to the rules and regulations associated with a specific sport.
    • Undertakes sports promotional activities and television appearances.

    All Sportspersons

    • $1,548 Weekly Pay
    • Very strong Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Other Sportspersons

    • 1,000 workers Employment Size
    • Medium skill Skill level rating
    • 52% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 47 hours Average full-time
    • 28 years Average age
    • 22% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Other Sportspersons (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
    from 990 in 2011 to 1,000 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Other Sportspersons work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Arts and Recreation Services; Education and Training; and Accommodation and Food Services.
    • Full-time: Around half work full-time (52%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 47 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 28 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are under 25 years of age (36%).
    • Gender: 22% 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 Services77.7
    Education and Training6.9
    Accommodation and Food Services5.5
    Transport, Postal and Warehousing1.8
    Other Industries8.1

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on 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 SportspersonsAll Jobs Average
    NSW32.131.6
    VIC25.425.6
    QLD19.120.0
    SA6.87.0
    WA11.610.8
    TAS3.92.0
    NT0.01.0
    ACT1.01.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketOther SportspersonsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-198.7-5.05.0
    20-2427.0-9.39.3
    25-3436.9-22.922.9
    35-4413.5-22.022.0
    45-547.3-21.621.6
    55-593.7-9.09.0
    60-641.7-6.06.0
    65 and Over1.3-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS, 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 SportspersonsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate3.0-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree17.2-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma5.2-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV13.9-21.121.1
    Year 1244.3-18.118.1
    Year 115.5-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below10.8-12.512.5

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

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    Employers look for Sportspersons who are motivated, have a positive attitude and have a strong work ethic.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Customer and Personal Service

      62% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    2. Personnel and Human Resources

      60% Skill level

      Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

    3. Education and Training

      56% Skill level

      Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    4. Administration and Management

      53% Skill level

      Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

    5. Sales and Marketing

      53% Skill level

      Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

    Occupational Information Network
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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, 27-2021.00 - Athletes and Sports Competitors.

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    Demands

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

    1. Face-to-Face Discussions

      95% Important

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

    2. Work With Work Group or Team

      89% Important

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

    3. Level of Competition

      89% Important

      To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?

    4. Contact With Others

      86% Important

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

    5. Impact of Decisions

      84% Important

      What results do your decisions have on other people?

    Occupational Information Network
    O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 27-2021.00 - Athletes and Sports Competitors.

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