Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers

ANZSCO ID 1491

Overview

Snapshot

Employed
12,600
Future Growth
17.7%
Weekly Earnings
N/A
Full-Time Share
72%
Female Share
44%
Average age
36

Summary

Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers organise, control and promote the activities, facilities and resources of amusement, fitness and sports centres.

Tasks

  • planning and organising the range and mix of entertainment, attractions, amusement machines and fitness programs to be offered by the centre

  • organising publicity to promote facilities and attract clients

  • scheduling games and competitions

  • selecting, training and supervising staff

  • ensuring facilities are properly maintained and conform to safety standards

  • may undertake coaching, fitness instruction and training of clients

  • may plan and organise catering facilities

Characteristics

Job Type
Managers
Skill Level
High skill
ANZSCO Occupation group
Unemployment Rate
Below average
Industries
Pathway(s)
  • University
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET)
  • Informal or on-the-job
Interests
  • Enterprising
  • Helping
Physical Demand
  • Sedentary
  • Light
  • Medium

Outlook

Employment Outlook

JSA produces employment projections to show where likely future job opportunities may be. The latest data are for the five years from November 2021 to November 2026. Over this period, the number of workers:

  • is expected to grow very strongly
  • is likely to reach 9,700 by 2026.
  • Source: Jobs and Skills Australia Employment Projections to 2026.

    Notes: The number employed includes people who work in this occupation as their main job. People who work in more than one job are counted against the occupation they work the most hours in.

    Employment projections figures are rounded to the nearest 100. Calculations based on these rounded figures may result in differences to the numbers that are displayed on this page. Employment projections data (including occupations) can be downloaded from the Employment Projections page.

Projected Change
17.7%
(or 1,500 jobs)
From
8,300
in 2021
To
9,700
in 2026

Number of Workers

Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, ABS seasonally adjusted data to November 2021 and Jobs and Skills Australia Employment Projections to 2026.
Year Employment
2011 7,200
2012 9,000
2013 10,700
2014 12,000
2015 15,900
2016 12,600
2017 19,100
2018 13,700
2019 11,400
2020 16,700
2021 8,300
2026 9,700

Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, ABS seasonally adjusted data to November 2021 and Jobs and Skills Australia Employment Projections to 2026.


Earnings and hours

Working arrangements

  • Around 72% of people employed as Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers work full-time hours, in all their jobs combined. This is 6 percentage points above the all jobs average (66%).

    Full-time workers work an average of 46 hours per week in their main job. This is similar to the all jobs average (44 hours per week).

    Sources:Full-time share and full-time hours: ABS, 2016 Census, customised report. Compared to the all jobs average.


Industries

Main industries

1
Arts and Recreation Services
59.4%
2
Accommodation and Food Services
14.3%
3
Education and Training
12.8%
4
Administrative and Support Services
4.5%
5
Other industries
9.8%

Regions

Employment across Australia

NSW

29.2% All occupations: 31.6%

VIC

28.1% All occupations: 25.6%

QLD

20.1% All occupations: 20.0%

SA

6.0% All occupations: 7.0%

WA

12.3% All occupations: 10.8%

TAS

1.4% All occupations: 2.0%

NT

0.8% All occupations: 1.0%

ACT

2.1% All occupations: 1.9%

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

State Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers All Jobs Average
NSW 29.2 31.6
VIC 28.1 25.6
QLD 20.1 20.0
SA 6.0 7.0
WA 12.3 10.8
TAS 1.4 2.0
NT 0.8 1.0
ACT 2.1 1.9


  • Around 64% of Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers live in capital cities, compared with the all jobs average of 62%.

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian states, territories and regions, in this job compared to the all jobs average.


Worker profile

Age and gender

Age In Years
36
All Jobs Average is 40
Female Share
44%
All Jobs Average is 48%
  • The median age of Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers is 36 years. This is younger than the all jobs average of 40 years.

    A large share of workers are aged 25 to 34 years.

    Females make up 44% of the workforce. This is 4 percentage points below the all jobs average of 48%.

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile and gender share compared to the all jobs average.

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 Bracket Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers All Jobs Average
15-19 3.2 5.0
20-24 11.6 9.3
25-34 30.8 22.9
35-44 23.5 22.0
45-54 18.4 21.6
55-59 6.1 9.0
60-64 3.4 6.0
65 and Over 2.9 4.2
Median Age 36 40

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.


Employment Pathways

Education, training and experience

Management experience or extensive industry experience is usually needed to work as an Amusement, Fitness or Sports Centre Manager. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university qualification in business management, sport or fitness.

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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 Qualification Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers All Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 5.1 10.1
Bachelor degree 23.1 21.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma 17.3 11.6
Certificate III/IV 22.8 21.1
Year 12 21.5 18.1
Year 11 3.5 4.8
Year 10 and below 6.6 12.5

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.


Skills and Knowledge

Employers look for Amusement, Fitness and Sports Centre Managers who can provide good customer service, have strong people skills, and are well organised and presented. Employers also value responsible and trustworthy managers.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  • 57%

    Speaking

    Talking to others.

  • 55%

    Critical thinking

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  • 55%

    Reading comprehension

    Reading work related information.

  • 55%

    Monitoring

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  • 54%

    Active listening

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  • 54%

    Coordination with others

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  • 54%

    Social perceptiveness

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  • 54%

    Persuasion

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  • 54%

    Writing

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  • 52%

    Instructing

    Teaching people how to do something.

  • 50%

    Active learning

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  • 50%

    Learning strategies

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  • 50%

    Serving others

    Looking for ways to help people.

  • 48%

    Judgment and decision making

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  • 48%

    Management of personnel resources

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  • 48%

    Negotiation

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  • 48%

    Time management

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  • 45%

    Complex problem solving

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  • 45%

    Systems analysis

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  • 45%

    Systems evaluation

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.


Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  • 70%

    Education and training

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

  • 68%

    Customer and personal service

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

  • 62%

    Sales and marketing

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

  • 61%

    Psychology

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

  • 60%

    English language

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

  • 59%

    Clerical

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  • 58%

    Administration and management

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

  • 51%

    Personnel and human resources

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

  • 48%

    Communications and media

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

  • 46%

    Computers and electronics

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  • 43%

    Mathematics

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  • 42%

    Sociology and anthropology

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

  • 41%

    Economics and accounting

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  • 41%

    Therapy and counselling

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  • 40%

    Biology

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  • 37%

    Public safety and security

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  • 36%

    Medicine and dentistry

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  • 32%

    Law and government

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  • 26%

    Philosophy and theology

    Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

  • 18%

    Telecommunications

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.


Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities..

  • 59%

    Oral comprehension

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  • 57%

    Deductive reasoning

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  • 57%

    Oral expression

    Communicate by speaking.

  • 57%

    Written comprehension

    Read and understand written information.

  • 57%

    Written expression

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  • 55%

    Problem spotting

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  • 54%

    Originality

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  • 52%

    Speech recognition

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  • 50%

    Inductive reasoning

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  • 50%

    Speech clarity

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  • 50%

    Brainstorming

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  • 50%

    Near vision

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  • 48%

    Categorising

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  • 46%

    Sorting or ordering

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  • 41%

    Selective attention

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  • 41%

    Far vision

    See details that are far away.

  • 39%

    Flexibility of closure

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  • 39%

    Visualization

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  • 37%

    Multitasking

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  • 37%

    Multilimb coordination

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.


Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  • 77%

    Building good relationships

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  • 74%

    Planning and prioritising work

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  • 72%

    Communicating within a team

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  • 71%

    Coaching and developing others

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  • 68%

    Coordinating the work of a team

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  • 66%

    Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  • 66%

    Giving expert advice

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  • 65%

    Communicating with the public

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  • 64%

    Influencing people

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  • 63%

    Guiding and directing staff

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  • 63%

    Training and teaching others

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  • 62%

    Researching and investigating

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  • 62%

    Scheduling work and activities

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  • 61%

    Making decisions and solving problems

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  • 60%

    Thinking creatively

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  • 59%

    Providing office support

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

  • 58%

    Leading and encouraging a team

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  • 57%

    Helping and caring for others

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  • 50%

    Coming up with systems and processes

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  • 45%

    Working with computers

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.


Interests and demands

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  • 95%

    Enterprising

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  • 67%

    Helping

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  • 52%

    Practical

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  • 48%

    Administrative

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  • 38%

    Analytical

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  • 33%

    Creative

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.


Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.
  • 86%

    Independence

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  • 86%

    Relationships

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  • 81%

    Achievement

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  • 76%

    Recognition

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  • 69%

    Working conditions

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  • 57%

    Support

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.


Demands

The physical and social demands that workers face most often are shown below:
  • 98%

    Electronic mail

    Use electronic mail.

  • 97%

    Telephone

    Talk on the telephone.

  • 95%

    Face-to-face discussions

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  • 91%

    Contact with people

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  • 90%

    Indoors, heat controlled

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  • 88%

    Unstructured work

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  • 84%

    Freedom to make decisions

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  • 80%

    Teamwork

    Work with people in a group or team.

  • 77%

    Letters and memos

    Write letters and memos.

  • 75%

    Contact with the public

    Work with customers or the public.

  • 73%

    Physically close to people

    Work physically close to other people.

  • 70%

    Lead or coordinate a team

    Lead others to do work activities.

  • 69%

    Health and safety of others

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  • 68%

    Frequent decision making

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  • 67%

    Impact of decisions

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  • 65%

    Spend time sitting

    Spend time sitting at work.

  • 64%

    Competition

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  • 63%

    Time pressure

    Work to strict deadlines.

  • 63%

    Responsible for outcomes

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  • 62%

    Public speaking

    Talk to a group of people.

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