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Lifestyle > Members of voluntary organisations > Charity: Countries Compared

Jon Harvey, Staff Editor

Author: Jon Harvey, Staff Editor

It is interesting to note that 16 of these countries rate in the top 25 for per capita GDP, the only exception being Italy (26th).

This may reflect the fact that people in these countries that enjoy a higher standard of living have more leisure time to do with as they please. It is probably safe to assume also that countries with higher standards of living have a greater number of clubs and organisations based around leisure activities such as sports clubs and hobby groups.


In respect of the top 2, Australia and USA, rural firefighter numbers most likely impact significantly on this stat.
Both of these countries have a very serious rural fire problem. USA alone has well in excess of 1 million firefighters of which around 75% are volunteers according to
www.american-firefighter.com.
Australia has large numbers also, for example in the state of Victoria alone there in excess of 50000 rural firefighters,see www.cfa.gov.au.


DEFINITION: Proportion saying they are active members of voluntary organisations in this category, 1990s surveys.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Australia 18% 1990
2 United States 15% 1990
3 Netherlands 9% 1990
4 Ireland 7% 1990
5 Norway 7% 1990
6 Belgium 6% 1990
7 Canada 6% 1990
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 5.86% 1990
8 Germany 5% 1990
9 France 5% 1990
10 Finland 5% 1990
11 United Kingdom 5% 1990
12 Sweden 5% 1990
13 Switzerland 3% 1990
14 Austria 3% 1990
15 Italy 3% 1990
16 Japan 2% 1990
17 Denmark 2% 1990

Citation

"Countries Compared by Lifestyle > Members of voluntary organisations > Charity. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Values Survey. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Lifestyle/Members-of-voluntary-organisations/Charity

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It is interesting to note that 16 of these countries rate in the top 25 for per capita GDP, the only exception being Italy (26th).

This may reflect the fact that people in these countries that enjoy a higher standard of living have more leisure time to do with as they please. It is probably safe to assume also that countries with higher standards of living have a greater number of clubs and organisations based around leisure activities such as sports clubs and hobby groups.


In respect of the top 2, Australia and USA, rural firefighter numbers most likely impact significantly on this stat.
Both of these countries have a very serious rural fire problem. USA alone has well in excess of 1 million firefighters of which around 75% are volunteers according to
www.american-firefighter.com.
Australia has large numbers also, for example in the state of Victoria alone there in excess of 50000 rural firefighters,see www.cfa.gov.au.


Posted on 14 Jan 2005

Jon Harvey, Staff Editor

Jon Harvey, Staff Editor

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It is interesting to note that 16 of these countries rate in the top 25 for per capita GDP, the only exception being Italy (26th). This may reflect the fact that people in these countries that enjoy a higher standard of living, have more leisure time to do with as they please. It is probably safe to assume also that countries with higher standards of living have greater numbers of clubs and organisations based around leisure activiies such as sports clubs and hobby groups.
In respect of the top 2, Australia and USA, rural firefighter numbers most likely impact significantly on this stat. Both of these countries have a very serious rural fire problem. USA alone has well in excess of 1 million firefighters of which around 75% are volunteers.
http://www.american-firefighter.com/questions/paid_volunteer.php
Australia has large numbers also, for example in the state of Victoria alone there in excess of 50000 rural firefighters. http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/about/index.htm

Posted on 13 Jan 2005

Jon Harvey

Jon Harvey

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