Australia's charities in numbers

Australia’s charities employed almost 1.3 million paid staff in 2016, equivalent to around 10.6 per cent of the Australia workforce, according to the Australian Charities Report 2016.

However, a high proportion of these staff members were engaged on a part-time (35 per cent) or casual basis (27 per cent). Larger organisations were more likely than others to employ full-time staff. And, just under half of all charities operated with no paid staff at all.

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