We’re a generous bunch, us Aussies. Each charitable giver donates an average of $348 per year. But which state takes the cake when it comes to giving the most?
Which state is the most generous?
NSW is the clear winner!
Hey…wait a second...
Generosity isn’t just how much you give. It’s also how much you give relative to how much you have. So based on taxable incomes, we pitted the most generous suburbs in each state against each other, looking at which one gives the most each year as a percentage of what they earn:
The tables have turned, showing that the sunshine state isn’t above spreading some light of their own. Sunshine Coast suburb Maleny takes this round.
They say time is money, though
Not everyone can donate money. Some choose to give back through time instead. And some people do both. The contribution of volunteering in Australia has an estimated worth of around $25b – each year – excluding elements like travel. Also not considered in that figure are the results of the work done by volunteers. With more than 500 million hours ‘donated’ each year by Aussie volunteers, which state is the most generous with its time?
Great work NSW!
But wait – NSW has the most people, right? Let’s balance things out a bit. Which state has the highest percentage of its population volunteering?
NT jumps to the top! Once again, the underdog proves it’s not just the resources you have – it’s how you use them.
What does a donor/volunteer look like?
People more likely to donate time or money are typically:
Charity isn’t really a competition, though
When it comes to charitable giving, the real winner isn’t a state or suburb – it’s the beneficiaries of the organisation. So whether you’re volunteering to walk shelter dogs or donating money to enter a raffle, you can rest easy at night knowing your contribution has helped someone in need.
Mar. 20, 2017
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In conversation with Nicole Richards at the Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit, Daniel Lee shared his insights on topics including the role of philanthropy as a driver of systems change which addresses root causes of social challenges, the relationship between philanthropy and government and what the new political environment in the United States means for philanthropy.