INCOME AND EXPENSES
During the 2008-09 financial year, total income for child care services was $4.1b, of which $2.8b was generated by 'for profit' organisations. The majority of 'for profit' income was from direct client fees ($1.7b) and government funding ($0.9b). 'Not for profit' organisations received $1.3b in total income, of which $0.6b was government funding and $0.6b was direct client fees.
During 2008-09, total expenditure for the child care services industry, was $4.1b, of which labour costs were the most significant, representing $2.5b of total expenses. 'For profit' businesses incurred total expenditure of $2.9b, of which the largest component was $1.7b in labour costs.