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Arts and Recreation Services industry snapshot 2019

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

47% of workers are employed full time

Sports and physical recreation activities is the largest employing group

1 in 3 are aged under 25 years

The injuries

167 injuries across the industry in 2019

38% of injuries over the last ten years resulted in at least one week off work

6.1 serious injuries per million hours worked, 32% lower than the state average of 9.1

Sharp decrease in serious injury frequency rate since its peak in 2015, below state average for the first time since 2016

The people

25-34 year olds reported the highest serious injury frequency rates

Occupations with the highest percentage of serious injuries

  • 23% Sports and fitness workers
  • 9% Farm, forestry and garden workers
  • 9% Hospitality workers
  • 6% Food trades workers

1 in 4 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: 1st July 2020