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8696.0 - Community Services, 2008-09 Quality Declaration 
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At the end of June 2009, there were 86,897 persons employed in child care services. Of these, 33,007 persons were permanent full time employees, 26,295 were permanent part-time employees and 26,076 were casual/temporary employees. There were also 1,520 working proprietors or partners of unincorporated businesses. 'For profit' businesses employed 58,356 persons, which equates to 67% of total industry employment.

The majority (79,940) of the persons employed provided direct child care services and included 74,678 females. During 2008-09, 24,698 volunteers provided assistance to child care services.

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