8696.0 - Community Services, 2008-09 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/06/2010   
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At the end of June 2009, there were 570,646 persons employed within the community services sector, of whom 336,032 (59%) worked in 'not for profit' organisations. The majority (466,380) of total sector employment were involved in the provision of direct community services, and 376,112 (81%) of these persons were female.

Permanent part-time employment made up the majority of community service employment, with 242,136 persons, followed by permanent full-time with 185,650. During 2008-09 community services organisations were assisted by 325,440 volunteers, who on average, provided 78 hours of voluntary services.

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