The Community Services Industry Alliance is working to further define what we mean by the term community services in the context of a complex and multi-faceted industry.
The Community Services Industry is closely linked to hospitals and other medical services' sectors. However, the focus of the Community Services Industry Alliance is predominantly community services that fall outside hospital based health care, including:
The CSIA has commissioned a research project to develop a detailed picture of the Community Services Industry and its contribution to the economy. Findings from this research will be released in the second half of 2015.
According to Table 05 of the Labour Force Australia Report 6291.0.55.003 (Feb 2015), the Australian Bureau of Statistics has made several key discoveries, including:
The Industry Outlook Healthcare and Social Assistance September 2014 report compiled by the Australian Government Department of Employment found:
24,700 or 23%
According to the Queensland Government The Health and Community Services Industry – Building a stronger economy and a fairer Queensland:
Charities are a significant component of the community services industry and a range of other sectors, including education (primary, secondary and tertiary), environmental groups and religious activities.
According to the The State of Queensland report collated by the Queensland University of Technology and CSIA: