By Sophia Malaspina on 13 Apr 2016
Data from the NCVO UK Civil Society Almanac 2016:
In March 2015, 827,000 people were employed in the UK voluntary sector- an increase of 55,000 over the last two years. If th workforce continues to expand at the current rate, we are likely to hit 1 million employees in 2020.
Women make up around two thirds of the voluntary sector workforce.
Nearly 40% of the voluntary sector workforce work on a part-time basis, compared with 29% in the public sector and 25% in the private sector.
Over 90% of employees are on a permanent contract. The remainder are either on a fixed-term contract or temping.
Voluntary sector employees are on average slightly older than those in other sector. 27% of employees are aged fifty and over, compared to 26% in the public sector and 21% in the private sector.
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