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

 Tags: research & information, general, finance

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