This report provides information about Queensland charities and compares it to the overall Australian population of charities. Data includes where charities reside and operate, their age, size, workforce, charitable purpose, main activities, additional activities and beneficiaries.
The advent of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) in 2012 and submission of Annual Information Statements (AIS) in 2013 by those charities which registered with them, have allowed new measures to be taken of charities and their activities. In September 2014 the ACNC in conjunction with Curtin University Not-for-profit Initiative released a report on the first AIS and combined it with some ATO data from the Australian Business Register, Business Activity Statements and PAYG summaries. The AIS data were also made available digitally through the Australian Government Data Repository.This report examines the filed AIS data for Queensland charities and compares it with the overall Australian population of charities.