Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Aquatic, fitness and sport employment and salary trends under the microscope

Aquatic, fitness and sport employment and salary trends under the microscope
August 17, 2017

Professionals working in aquatic, fitness, recreation, sport and related employment in Australia and New Zealand are being called upon to participate in a national survey which opens this week, mapping employment and salary trends for the sector.

The 2017 Sportspeople Workplace Survey is managed by recruitment agency and job board operator Sportspeople, in conjunction with La Trobe University's Centre for Sport and Social Impact, with the University looking at "understanding the gender wage gap in the sport industry".

With working hours, age, gender, education and remuneration practices among the topics explored in previous surveys, Sportspeople’s General Manager, Angelique Everett anticipates that the 2017 Sportspeople Workplace Survey will continue to map changes to employment practices from the data collected in 2009, 2011 and 2013.

Everett explains “rhis year will be our most comprehensive survey yet, combining the research questions for La Trobe University's Centre for Sport and Social Impact study, and utilising their expertise in compiling and publishing the results.

“We have also tailored the survey to cater for the numerous volunteers in the sector, allowing us to publish additional data mapping this valuable industry resource.

“In constructing the Survey questions we have also consulted with a number of external agencies to ensure we are collecting additional data that can be put to good use.

“For example, the level of education of respondents was considered of particular interest to the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. Checking to see if respondents are actually working in the field in which they have studied, for example, has also been included in the Survey.”

“The support of our Survey Partners is acknowledged and greatly appreciated. Each of these organisations has made a commitment to promote the 2017 Sportspeople Workplace Survey to their constituents and membership, an integral part of the success of the data collection process. We plan to continue to conduct the Sportspeople Workplace Survey regularly as the benchmark measure of employment and salary trends for the sport, fitness and aquatic sectors.”

The Survey is supported by key industry partners including:

• AUSTSWIM
• Australian Leisure Facilities Association
Australasian Leisure Management
• QSport
• Sport NSW
• SportSA
• Vicsport
• WA Sports Federation

Click here to be part of the 2017 Sportspeople Workplace Survey.

26th February 2017 - EMPLOYERS SCUTINISE CANDIDATES’ SOCIAL MEDIA HISTORY

7th March 2016 - SPORTSPEOPLE COMPLETES QATAR ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT PATHWAYS PROJECT

23rd July 2015 - SPORTSPEOPLE AND AON HEWITT PARTNER TO DELIVER REMUNERATION BENCHMARKING SERVICE FOR SPORT

7th May 2014 - AQUATIC, FITNESS AND SPORT PROFESSIONALS’ SALARIES LAG BEHIND AVERAGE WEEKLY EARNINGS

6th March 2014 - SPORTSPEOPLE JOINS GLOBAL SPORTS RECRUITMENT PARTNERSHIP COVERING ASIA, EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

AUSTRALIAN WATERSLIDES AND LEISURE

A leading designer and manufacturer of innovative waterslides and attractions, Australian Waterslides and Leisure (AWL) is also able to advise clients in the areas of concept and design, feasibility…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Waterparks

 
 

TECHNOGYM AUSTRALIA

Technogym is the leading company in the Wellness and Fitness field all over the world. With 2,200 employees, 14 branches in Europe, U.S., South America, Asia  and Australia, Technogym exports its…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

AUSFIT

Ausfit began in 1992, providing software services to the health and fitness sector including ClubWise, a fully hosted web-based product which combines state of the art club management software,…

read more

Billing / Finance / Fitness / Technology

 
 

Hadley/Series Australia Pty Ltd

Hadley Australia and Series Australia Pty Ltd are the leading quality theatre chair manufacturers in the southern hemisphere. The businesses work closely with architects, interior designers and…

read more

Arts / Culture / Design / Entertainment / Venues

 
 

BioLab Australia Pty Ltd

BioGuard is Australia and New Zealand’s most trusted supplier of premium, innovative and affordable commercial water treatment systems and chemicals. BioGuard offers a comprehensive range of…

read more

Aquatics / Technology / Waterparks

 
 

Augmented Creative

Augmented Creative is an open organization of like-minded and highly dedicated, creative people who conceive, plan and execute visual solutions. We pursue new and innovative visual ideas to help…

read more

Arts / Attractions / Consultants / Design / Tourism

 
 

Perfect Gym

Perfect Gym Solutions is a software as a service (SaaS) solution purpose-built to service the fitness industry, with over 1000 clients servicing over 2 million gym members across 40 countries making…

read more

Access / Fitness / Marketing / Recreation / Technology

 
 

GLADSTONE MRM

Gladstone Health & Leisure (Gladstone MRM Pty Ltd Australia) is a leading supplier of leisure management and fitness software and is endorsed by leading health and fitness professionals and…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology / Venues

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business