8696.0 - Community Services, 2008-09 Quality Declaration 
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Contents >> Other social assistance services >> Summary of operations


Other social assistance services includes businesses/organisations mainly engaged in providing a wide variety of social support services directly to their clients, including, but not limited to, welfare services, disabilities assistance, and adult day care centre operation.

At the end of June 2009, there were 3,287 businesses/organisations in other social assistance services. Of these, 2,504 were 'not for profit' organisations, and 784 'for profit'. These businesses/organisations:

  • employed 121,774 persons
  • generated income of $7.0b during the 2008-09 financial year
  • incurred expenses of $6.6b in the same period
  • generated industry value added of $4.0b.

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