There were 187,932 persons employed in the aged care industry at the end of June 2009. Of all employment, permanent part-time accounted for 113,368 persons, casual and temporary comprised 43,059 persons, with permanent full-time accounting for the remaining 31,504 persons. The 'not for profit' sector employed 127,372 persons or 68% of total employment.
At the end of June 2009, 164,639 persons employed provided direct community services, of whom 142,317 (86%) were females.
Aged care residential businesses/organisations had 50,582 volunteers providing assistance during 2008-09. These volunteers worked an average of 76 hours during the entire year. The majority (93%) of these volunteers provided assistance to 'not-for-profit' organisations.