How to Play – Other Q&A

On this page we will add more information about how to view the data as we receive common questions.

The “Sector” I am looking for isn’t listed?

There are two different questions in the ACNC Annual Information Statements that help describe the scope of a Charity’s activities.

  • One question describes “Main Activity” and it is from this question we’ve created the “Sector” filter in the data – Sectors include Health, Social Services, Education & Research and more. Several of these “Sectors” have more than one “Main Activity” within them – for example:
    • Health includes Aged care activities, Hospital services rehabilitation, Mental health and crisis intervention and Other health service delivery
    • Education and Research includes Higher education, Primary and secondary education, Research and Other education.

To view data relating to a Main Activity (eg “Aged care activities”) look for the “Main Activity” filter which appears on each page in the interactive data (right-hand-side of the screen).  There are a lot of Main Activities – to reduce the size of this list you can also select a “Sector” and the list of Main Activities will reduce.

  • A separate question asked Charities to indicate what kinds of people they help and includes options like “Men,”, “Women”, Children under 13″, “People with disabilities” and many more.  If you want to look at Charities that help one of these groups of people, follow the instructions for the Disability example below, but substitute your interest group for “People with disabilities”.

Example:  How do I see the “Disability Sector”?

One question in the Annual Information Statement describes “Main Activity” and it is from this question we’ve created the “Sector” filter in the data – Sectors include Health, Social Services, Education & Research and more.  There is no “Disability” in the “Main Activity” question options.

A separate question asked Charities to indicate what kinds of people they help and includes options like “Men,”, “Women”, Children under 13″ and many more.  It also includes “People with disabilities” as an option.

To look at a subset of Charities that indicated they help people with disabilities, do the following:

  1. Go to the “Explore Sector Detail” data page.
  2. Click on the “Explore Sector Detail” button to access the interactive data.
  3. The first “tab” you see has a heading “Your Data Selection”.  In the middle box you should see “Show Charities who help . . .” where you can select up to three of the Beneficiary Groups.
  4. Click the drop-down list for the first Beneficiary Group and select “People with disabilities”.
  5. The dataset will update to only include Charities who indicated they help people with disabilities (it may take a moment or two).  You can also make other selections on this page if you want.  The selections you make here will apply to the whole “workbook” (ie all the pages).  You can now look through the different pages – use the tabs near the top of your screen labelled “Geography”, “Size & Activities” etc – to view the data.

Note that many different kinds of Charities have indicated they help people with disabilities – around a quarter – and we can’t tell from the data which Charities’ main role is working with people with disabilities and which ones have other focuses and also help people with disabilities.  The ACNC is reviewing their questions for future years so this may change.