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 14,225
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

Aggregate government income by activity in 2017

1 Primary and secondary education $15,907,106,643
2 Higher education $15,200,101,251
3 Aged care activities $8,865,052,446
4 Social services $8,405,213,209
5 Other health service delivery $4,545,322,429
6 Hospital services and rehabilitation activities $3,196,471,282
7 Other education $2,426,023,605
8 Economic, social and community development $1,447,767,688
9 Employment and training $1,268,048,866
10 Law and legal services $998,432,676
11 Research $937,813,858
12 Mental health and crisis intervention $892,532,963
13 Housing activities $731,740,865
14 Religious activities $724,910,143
15 Culture and arts $721,141,544
16 Emergency and relief $404,926,211
17 Advocacy and civic activities $374,289,537
18 Environmental activities $242,977,241
19 International activities $201,614,726
20 Grant-making activities $105,522,390
21 Other recreation $74,319,760
22 Econmic, social and community development $37,471,190
23 Sports $26,948,617
24 Animal protection $18,799,302
25 Not provided $12,488,159
26 Other philanthropic intermediaries and voluntarism promotion $6,740,426
27 Other recreation and social club activity $4,768,580
28 Civic and advocacy activities $1,951,027
29 Income support and maintenance $903,850
30 Support for the mentally ill & marginalised $0
31 Retail - Second hand clothing, bric a brac $0
32 Religious Activites $0
33 Aged Care $0
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