The sports workforce

An analysis of the people who work in the sports industry.

An analysis of the Office for National Statistics’ Annual Population Survey has examined the nature of the workforce supporting the sports industry, and the extent to which its demographic and working patterns correspond to those found in the overall working population.

The analysis shows that 356,000 have their main job in the sports industry, which is 1.3% of all those employed.

It shows how many of these work in sports facilities, clubs, fitness and sports education, and shows for example that they are on average younger than the overall workforce and more likely to work part time.