This report makes efforts towards valuing social production as we work to measure, monitor, and forecast the Mental Wealth of our nation. Australia’s Social Production was estimated to be at least $287.86 billion, equating to 14% of Australia’s GDP in 2021. Women are the largest generators of value in terms of Social Production, consistent across all currently measured activity categories. Australians aged 65 and over contributed $7.56bn in social production through voluntary work, the largest of any age group.
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