The who, what & where of charities

ACNC & DGR data

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1. Religious activities [14,225]
2. Primary and secondary education [4,076]
3. Other education [3,925]
4. Social services [3,469]
5. Economic, social and community development [2,514]
6. Culture and arts [2,416]
7. Grant-making activities [2,296]
8. Other health service delivery [1,782]
9. Aged care activities [1,327]
10. Emergency and relief [1,294]
11. Not provided [1,266]
12. Environmental activities [904]
13. Advocacy and civic activities [883]
14. Housing activities [779]
15. Other recreation [767]
16. Higher education [606]
17. Research [600]
18. Other philanthropic intermediaries and voluntarism promotion [572]
19. Animal protection [570]
20. Mental health and crisis intervention [565]
21. International activities [509]
22. Employment and training [508]
23. Hospital services and rehabilitation activities [368]
24. Sports [248]
25. Income support and maintenance [213]
26. Law and legal services [181]
27. Civic and advocacy activities [21]
28. Other recreation and social club activity [20]
29. Econmic, social and community development [16]
30. Support for the mentally ill & marginalised [1]
31. Retail - Second hand clothing, bric a brac [1]
32. Religious Activites [1]
33. Aged Care [1]
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Number of charities by main activity in 2017

1 RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES 14,243
2 PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION 4,080
3 OTHER EDUCATION 3,928
4 SOCIAL SERVICES 3,477
5 ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 2,539
6 CULTURE AND ARTS 2,417
7 GRANT-MAKING ACTIVITIES 2,299
8 OTHER HEALTH SERVICE DELIVERY 1,787
9 MENTAL HEALTH AND CRISIS INTERVENTION 1,471
10 AGED CARE ACTIVITIES 1,333
11 EMERGENCY AND RELIEF 1,295
12 NOT PROVIDED 1,267
13 ADVOCACY AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES 905
14 HOUSING ACTIVITIES 779
15 OTHER RECREATION 767
16 HIGHER EDUCATION 609
17 RESEARCH 600
18 OTHER PHILANTHROPIC INTERMEDIARIES AND VOLUNTARISM PROMOTION 572
19 ANIMAL PROTECTION 570
20 INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES 511
21 EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING 510
22 HOSPITAL SERVICES AND REHABILITATION ACTIVITIES 368
23 SPORTS 248
24 INCOME SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE 213
25 LAW AND LEGAL SERVICES 181
26 OTHER RECREATION AND SOCIAL CLUB ACTIVITY 20
27 RETAIL - SECOND HAND CLOTHING, BRIC A BRAC 1

Aggregate government income by activity in 2017

1 PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION $16,394,888,421
2 HIGHER EDUCATION $15,202,481,251
3 AGED CARE ACTIVITIES $8,912,227,573
4 SOCIAL SERVICES $8,445,525,357
5 OTHER HEALTH SERVICE DELIVERY $4,616,996,170
6 HOSPITAL SERVICES AND REHABILITATION ACTIVITIES $3,196,471,282
7 OTHER EDUCATION $2,431,497,515
8 ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT $1,584,483,982
9 EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING $1,268,048,866
10 MENTAL HEALTH AND CRISIS INTERVENTION $1,188,157,044
11 LAW AND LEGAL SERVICES $998,432,676
12 RESEARCH $937,813,858
13 RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES $731,895,512
14 HOUSING ACTIVITIES $731,740,865
15 CULTURE AND ARTS $721,589,298
16 EMERGENCY AND RELIEF $404,926,211
17 ADVOCACY AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES $376,240,564
18 INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES $201,673,026
19 GRANT-MAKING ACTIVITIES $105,522,390
20 OTHER RECREATION $74,319,760
21 SPORTS $26,948,617
22 ANIMAL PROTECTION $18,799,302
23 NOT PROVIDED $12,488,159
24 OTHER PHILANTHROPIC INTERMEDIARIES AND VOLUNTARISM PROMOTION $6,740,426
25 OTHER RECREATION AND SOCIAL CLUB ACTIVITY $4,768,580
26 INCOME SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE $903,850
27 RETAIL - SECOND HAND CLOTHING, BRIC A BRAC $0
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