Sport and Recreation sector workforce to 2026 Research Completed
Sport and Recreation sector workforce to 2026
Ganesh Nana , Kel Sanderson
Sport New Zealand, Wellington
BERL Economics reports on the current size and make-up of New Zealand’s sport and recreation sector workforce, as well as its future outlook through to 2026. This report was commissioned by Sport NZ in collaboration with Skills Active and New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA).
The BERL report looks at a broadly-defined sport and recreation sector, encompassing an estimated 62,000 paid employees across a wide variety of technical, managerial and other support roles. BERL predicts the sector workforce will need to grow by more than 10,000 paid employees in the 15 years from 2011 to 2026. In addition, an estimated 55,000 paid staff will retire or leave the sector, needing to be replaced, during this period.
The report does not consider the volunteer workforce requirements, except to say the role of the volunteer workforce and its relationship to the paid workforce needs to be understood. Sport NZ agrees that the volunteer workforce is vital to the delivery of sport and recreation in New Zealand.
Sport NZ is now working with Skills Active and NZRA to develop a workforce planning framework for the New Zealand sport and recreation sector. This framework will cover both the paid and volunteer workforces. Engaging and developing a vibrant workforce (both paid and voluntary) is vital for the sustainability of the sector.
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