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Arts and Recreation Services industry snapshot 2018

The workforce

This industry grouping covers a wide range of activities, separated into seven groups

  • Sports and physical recreation activities
  • Amusement and other recreation activities
  • Gambling activities
  • Horse and dog racing activities
  • Creative and performing arts activities
  • Museum operation
  • Parks and garden operation

3% of the total Tasmanian workforce

56% of workers are employed full time

Sports and physical recreation activities is the largest employing group

1 in 4 are aged 45-54

The injuries

141 injuries across the industry in 2018

37.5 serious injuries per million hours worked, 13% lower than the state average of 8.7

Sharp decrease in serious injury frequency rate since its peak in 2016, belwo state average for the first time since 2011

The people

35-44 year olds reported the highest serious injury frequency rates

Occupations with the highest percentage of serious injuries

  • 21% Sports and fitness workers
  • 9% Farm, forestry and garden workers
  • 8% Hospitality workers
  • 9% Cleaners and laundry workers

1 in 3 serious injuries were reported by those employed in the Gambling activities group

Horse and dog racing activities reported the highest serious injury frequency rate

The causes

The most common causes of injury across the industry

  • Body stressing
  • Falls, slips and trips
  • Being hit by moving objects
  • Mental stress

Action areas

Priority conditions and causes identified in the WorkSafe Strategic Plan 2018-2023 relevant to the industry:

  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Hazardous manual tasks
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Mental health conditions
Updated: 11th December 2019