The charity sector in Australia is large and diverse. Starting here, you can explore the size and shape of the whole of the charity sector using the best/most recent data available for each charity.
There are two versions of the dataset available:
- Click here to explore the whole of the charity sector (or press the “Explore All Charities” button); OR
- Click here to explore one or two sectors in detail (like Health or Education & Research).
Either way you’ll be able to look at the same range of illustrations filtered with different options like organisation size or state/territory. The main difference is that some illustrations in the second version have been modified to make sense if only one or two sectors are selected.
Footnote: click here to see an international map showing countries (besides Australia!) in which Australian charities operate.
What Data is Included?
The current dataset has 50,908 charity records including all Australian charities registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) at the end of the 2015 reporting year, excluding (a) charities who met the criteria for “double default” (non-reporters for two years), and (b) charities who report to the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Charities (ORIC).
You can read more about the data that is included or excluded – and why – on the About the Data Q&A page. If you’re looking for an older version of the data you can find it all on the 2014 Report archive page.Explore All Charities Explore Sector Detail