Arts and Recreation industry snapshot 2017

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

2% of the total Tasmanian workforce

48% work full time

45% of workers are aged under 35, 7% higher than the state average of 37%

The injuries

158 injuries across the industry in 2017

36% of injuries in the last ten years resulted in at least one week off work

8.1 serious injuries per million hours worked, close than the state average of 7.9

Sharp decrease in serious injury frequency rate since its peak in 2016

The people

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

Occupations with the highest percentage of serious injuries

  • 20% Sports and fitness workers
  • 8% Cleaners and laundry workers
  • 8% Farm, forestry and garden workers

32% of serious injuries were reported in the Gambling activities group

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