State of the Sector III
State of the Sector III takes the notion of resources as its theme - fiscal, human and social - and examines the sector's relationship with government, funders and the general public. The publication represents the first significant research to be produced on the sector since devolution.
Key findings include:
- There are between 4,500 and 5,000 voluntary organisations in Northern Ireland
- 15.4% of these organisations are controlled from outside Northern Ireland, showing that Northern Ireland has a largely self-sustaining voluntary and community sector
- The gross income for the voluntary and community sector in the financial year 2000/01 was £657.1 million
- The general public donated an estimated £146.9 million to the voluntary and community sector in 2000/01
- The average donation was £12.17 per month per pers on. 55% of the sector's overall income is accounted for by 7% of organisations
- The voluntary and community sector paid workforce numbered 29,168 in 2001, accounting for 4.5% of the Northern Ireland workforce. Of this 72.4% were female
- The voluntary and community sector employs more than agriculture 14,620, transport 26,800, the financial sector 15,910 and local government 10,351
- There are a total of 72,908 formal volunteers actively engaged in the voluntary and community sector
- Total assets of the voluntary and community sector were worth £750.28 million in 2000/01, with liabilities of £207.02 million
- Total current expenditure of the voluntary and community sector was £640.8 million in 2000/01.
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