Top ten occupations in sport and recreation

The ABS released (or repackaged) some interesting 2011 Census data yesterday on employment in sport and recreation, showing the dominance of gyms and the significance of the heavily subsidised racing industry as an employer. John Quiggin wrote a great post earlier this year on the ongoing, difficult to justify Government support for the racing industry: Horses versus nurses.

Some interesting and exotic occupations such as bungy jump master and trekking guide don’t make the top ten list and employ only a handful of people (3 & 4 respectively) at the moment. Given the abundance of beautiful outdoor locations in Queensland, I expect occupations such as these will grow significantly in the future, however.

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