Table 2
Donor rate, average and median annual donations, by personal and economic characteristics, population aged 15 and over, 2007 and 2010

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Table 2
Donor rate, average and median annual donations, by personal and economic characteristics, population aged 15 and over, 2007 and 2010
Table summary
This table displays the results of donor rate, average and median annual donations. This information is grouped by personal and economic characteristics (appearing as row header), and by donor rate, average annual donation, median annual donation, 2010 and 2007 (appearing as column headers), calculated using percentage and dollars as units of measure.
Personal and economic characteristics Donor rate Average annual donation1 Median annual donation1
2010 2007 2010 2007 2010
percentage dollars dollars
Total 84 84 446 457 123
Age group
15 to 24 years 73* 71* 143* 148* 30E*
25 to 34 years 80* 83* 305* 333* 100*
35 to 44 years 89 87 431 462 127
45 to 54 years 88 89 477 570* 150
55 to 64 years 87 88 626* 521 175*
65 to 74 years 88 89 592* 602* 200*
75 years and over 86 87 725* 699* 231*
Sex
Men 82* 82* 465 473 120
Women 86 87 428 441 125
Marital status
Married or common law 88 89 492 531 150
Single, never married 73* 75* 254* 237* 55*
Separated or divorced 84* 84* 419 428* 124*
Widow or widower 89 86 753* 611 200
Education
Less than high school 74* 72* 229* 225* 55*
High school diploma 77* 80* 373* 351* 100*
Some postsecondary 83* 83* 366* 405* 92*
Postsecondary diploma or certificate 88* 89* 361* 444* 125*
University degree 91 91 715 743 220
Labour force status
Employed 87 87 454 474 130
Unemployed 76* 81 176E* 338E* 60*
Not in the labour force 77* 77* 360* 383* 100*
Household income
Less than $20,000 67* 71* 248E* 219* 50*
$20,000 to $39,999 81* 81* 257* 309* 80*
$40,000 to $59,999 83* 84* 380 367* 114*
$60,000 to $79,999 86 88 403 460 107*
$80,000 to $99,999 89 88 427 474 126*
$100,000 to $119,999 91 90 473 515 150*
$120,000 or more 87 90 744* 834* 228
Presence of children in household2
No children 84 85 491 477 135
Pre-school aged children only 88* 88* 343* 426 111E
Both pre-school and school-aged children 86 82 433 444 100*
School-aged children only 82 83 370* 418* 100*
Religious attendance
Does not attend services weekly 83 82 313 308 100
Attends services weekly 93* 94* 1,004* 1,085* 350*
Language most frequently spoken at home
English 85 86 523 550 150
French 86 85 184* 207* 75*
Other 76* 72* 414 366* 124
Annual number of volunteer hours
None 79 79 288 290 90
1 to 59 hours 89* 88* 422* 432* 124*
60 hours or more 91* 93* 784* 816* 235*
E use with caution
reference group
* statistically significant difference (small alpha=0.05) from the reference group
statistically significant difference (small alpha=0.05) from 2010
1. Estimates of average and median donations are calculated for donors only.
2. "Pre-school aged" is defined as ages 0 to 5, while "school-aged" is defined as ages 6 to 17. "Both pre-school and school-aged children" indicates the presence in the household of at least one child from each age range (i.e., at least one child aged 0 to 5 and at least one child aged 6 to 17).
Source: Statistics Canada, Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating, 2007 and 2010.