5256.0 - Australian National Accounts: Non-Profit Institutions Satellite Account, 2006-07  
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September 18, 2009
Embargoed: 11.30 am (AEST)
66/2009

Non-profit institutions contribute 4.1% to the Australian economy
Non-profit institutions contributed close to $43 billion (or 4.1%) to Australia's economy in 2006/07, as measured by gross domestic product, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Non-profit institutions received income of $76.6 billion and employed close to 890,000 people during the same period.

The types of non-profit institution activities that contributed to gross value added were education and research (27%), health and hospitals (17%), culture and recreation (16%) and social services (16%).

Volunteers made an important contribution to non-profit institutions. In 2006/07, volunteers contributed 623 million hours to non-profit institutions, equating to 317,200 full-time equivalent jobs. The economic value of these hours was estimated to be
$14.6 billion.

Further details are in
Australian National Accounts: Non-Profit Institutions Satellite Account, 2006/07 (cat. no. 5256.0) available free from the ABS website <www.abs.gov.au>

Media note:
    • When reporting ABS data you must attribute the Australian Bureau of Statistics (or the ABS) as the source.