Top Ten Findings State of the Sector 6

State of the Sector VI provides high level statistics on the various types of resources available to the sector and the relationship between voluntary and community organisations, government, funders and the general public.

​Key findings from State of the Sector VI are provided below. To access the full report click here

  1. The voluntary and community sector consists of 4,836 organisations.
  2. An estimated 58% of the sector’s income comes from the sale of goods and the delivery of services.
  3. Direct departmental expenditure in 2009-2010 in the sector accounted for approximately £254 million.
  4. Over 40% of the workforce is employed by organisations with an income of over £1 million.
  5. 29.1% of organisations believe that the general health of their organisation will worsen over the next year.
  6. Nearly 3% of respondents indicated that they anticipate closing in the next 12 months.
  7. The sector employs 27,773 individuals representing 4% of the total Northern Ireland workforce. Females make up 72% of the workforce.
  8. 63% of organisations anticipate working in collaboration with other organisations.
  9. The main source of income is central government (34.2%), followed by the general public through charitable giving (29.7%), and a range of non-departmental public bodies and statutory agencies (17.4%).
  10. A total of £220 million was made in donations to charities in 2009-2010 with the average donation being £16.75.

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