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Not for Profit Dollars - According to the ABS


14 August 2008 at 2:31 pm
Staff Reporter
Australia's 40,976 registered Not for Profit organisations received $74.5 billion in income in 2006-07 according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

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Not for Profit Dollars - According to the ABS
14 August 2008 at 2:31 pm

Australia’s 40,976 registered Not for Profit organisations received $74.5 billion in income in 2006-07 according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

The main recipients of this income were organisations undertaking education and research (22%), social services (16%) and culture and recreation (16%) activities.

The primary sources of income were funding from federal, state and local government (34%), income from services (29%), and donations, sponsorship and fundraising (9%).

At the end of June 2007 registered organisations employed 884,476 people, with more than half of these employed in social services (27% or 240,667 people)) and education and research (24% or 216,211 people) organisations.

Permanent full-time employees accounted for 40.8% (360,850 people) of total employment in the sector and permanent part-time and casual employees 33.5% (296,554 people) and 25.7% (227,072 people) respectively.

In addition to paid employees, there were 2,434,815 volunteers during 2006-07.

Industry value added by these organisations was $35.1b for the 2006-07 financial year and capital expenditure was $8.5b for the same period.

Other findings include:

– Organisations undertaking religious, culture and recreation activities accounted for over 40% of all registered NFP organisations.
– Over two-thirds (68%) of total government funding to NFP organisations was received on a volume basis (for example, on a per student or a per client basis).
– In 2006-07, NFP organisations incurred $68.3 billion in expenses. Labour costs accounted for 47% of total expenses. Half of all labour costs were incurred by education and research and social services organisations.
Registered NFP organisations are those organisations registered with an ABN on the Australian Business Register.

The detailed report is available to download free from the ABS website at: http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/ProductsbyReleaseDate/B78AAE6739F6C1A0CA25749B00178E8E?OpenDocument



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