Economic contribution of the Third sector

Economic footprint coverRegional Action West Midlands have just released a piece of research mapping the economic footprint of the voluntary and community sector in the West Midlands.

According to the research:

  • The West Midlands’ voluntary and community sector brings an income of £3.3 billion into the region, totaling £512 for every person in the region.
  • Over 51,000 people are employed in the voluntary and community sector in the West Midlands across 14,430 organisations.
  • Just over half of the sector’s workforce is involved in social care and development.
  • Over 45 per cent of paid employees in the sector work in professional, technical and managerial positions, a similar profile to the private sector.
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