INCOME AND EXPENSES
During the 2008-09 financial year, total industry income was $1.8b. Government funding was the largest source of income, with $1.3b, followed by $0.3b in client fees from direct community services provision. 'Not for profit' organisations received 97% of total government funding for the industry and $0.2b (81%) of total income from direct community services provision.
Total industry expenditure for other residential care businesses/organisations was $1.7b during 2008-09. Labour costs were the most significant expense item, accounting for $1.1b of total industry expenditure. 'Not for profit' organisations accounted for the majority ($1.6b) of total expenditure.