Not-for-profit statistics released
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released data from the Non-Profit Institutions Satellite Account which reveals the economic and employment contribution that the not-for-profit sector makes to the Australian community.
Among the points in the report:
- There were 58,779 not-for-profit organisations registered with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) in Australia at June 2007.
- Not-for-profit organisations contributed almost $43 billion to Australia’s economy in 2006-07, or 4.1%.
- In 2006-07, volunteers contributed 623 million hours to not-for-profit organisations, or the equivalent of 317,200 full-time jobs. The economic value of these hours is estimated at $14.6 billion.
- In 2006-07, the not-for-profit sector employed almost 890,000 people.
The full report is downloadable from the ABS.
Sep. 21, 2009
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