These statistics are for the career grouping Authors and Writers, which includes Playwrights.
Workers are employed in the following industries: Arts, entertainment and recreation (36%), Professional, scientific and technical services (20%), Information and cultural industries (20%), Manufacturing (5%).
According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), 31% of workers in this group were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 16%.
70% of workers in this occupation worked full-time, compared to the average of 81% for all occupations.
Women represented 60% of workers in this occupation, compared to the average of 48% for all occupations.
This occupation (Authors and Writers) is part of a larger group called Writing, Translating and Public Relations Professionals (NOC 512). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), the unionization rate for this group was 30%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 31%.