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Lifestyle > Members of voluntary organisations > Charity: Countries Compared

Author: <b>Jon Harvey<br>Staff Editor</b>

Author: <b>Jon Harvey<br>Staff Editor</b>

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 AustraliaAustralia 18% 1990
2 United StatesUnited States 15% 1990
3 NetherlandsNetherlands 9% 1990
4 IrelandIreland 7% 1990
5 NorwayNorway 7% 1990
6 BelgiumBelgium 6% 1990
7 CanadaCanada 6% 1990
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 5.86% 1990
8 GermanyGermany 5% 1990
9 FranceFrance 5% 1990
10 FinlandFinland 5% 1990
11 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 5% 1990
12 SwedenSweden 5% 1990
13 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 3% 1990
14 AustriaAustria 3% 1990
15 ItalyItaly 3% 1990
16 JapanJapan 2% 1990
17 DenmarkDenmark 2% 1990

Citation

"All countries compared for Lifestyle > Members of voluntary organisations > Charity", 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

<b>Jon Harvey<br>Staff Editor</b>

<b>Jon Harvey<br>Staff Editor</b>

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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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