The non-governmental sector employs just under 8,300 persons. Although representing only 11.92 % of all non-governmental organisations, institutes employ more than a half.
The data include associations, institutes and foundations. The data on persons employed in associations also comprise data on society branches and youth councils, and data on institutes comprise data on religious communities having the humanitarian organisation status. The data exclude the associations, institutes and foundations that have been established by the Republic of Slovenia, municipalities or other public sector entities.