8696.0 - Community Services, 2008-09 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/06/2010   
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There were 187,932 persons employed in the aged care industry at the end of June 2009. Of all employment, permanent part-time accounted for 113,368 persons, casual and temporary comprised 43,059 persons, with permanent full-time accounting for the remaining 31,504 persons. The 'not for profit' sector employed 127,372 persons or 68% of total employment.

At the end of June 2009, 164,639 persons employed provided direct community services, of whom 142,317 (86%) were females.

Aged care residential businesses/organisations had 50,582 volunteers providing assistance during 2008-09. These volunteers worked an average of 76 hours during the entire year. The majority (93%) of these volunteers provided assistance to 'not-for-profit' organisations.

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