At the end of June 2009, there were 121,774 persons employed within other social assistance services, with 107,542 of these employed by 'not for profit' organisations. Permanent part-time comprised the majority of employment, with 48,484, followed by permanent full-time 37,078 and casual/temporary 36,212.
There were 87,939 persons providing direct community services at the end of June 2009. Females accounted for 67,069 (76%) of these persons. During the 2008-09 financial year, 172,482 volunteers assisted other social assistance organisations, with 61% of these providing direct community services.