These statistics cover the career grouping of Creative and Performing Artists.
There were 93,411 workers employed in this occupation in 2010. The median age of workers is 42 years and the average retirement age is 62 years.
According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), 74% of workers in this group were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 16%.
45% of workers in this occupation worked full-time, compared to the average of 81% for all occupations.
Women represented 41% of workers in this occupation, compared to the average of 48% for all occupations.
This occupation (Actors and Comedians) is part of a larger group called Creative and Performing Artists (NOC 513). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), the unionization rate for this group was 25%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 31%.