The Australian Charities 2013 Report reveals that Australian charities employ nearly 1 million people. Additionally, charities manage around 2 million volunteers. The sector has a combined total income of more than $100 billion, growing by 2 per cent annually since 1990 Over 90 per cent of these are employed by only 10 per cent of charities. Of the charities, 10% account for 90% of the income and jobs and up to 30% may be low income or inactive. It is a complex sector, in which nearly 70% of charities carry out more than one activity, and the administrative burden is born by 10% of the organisations.
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