Businesses include not-for-profits, government bodies and commercial enterprises that range from large companies down to sole traders like personal trainers.
There are 14,700 businesses operating in the sport, fitness and recreation sectors as at June 2016. Almost half of these (7,000) are sole operators.
118,000 people work in the sport, fitness and recreation sectors as at November 2015 and this is projected to rise by 18% to 139,000 by November 2020.
Apprenticeship and Traineeship commencements are low in this industry.