73,014 - charities on the register list education among their charitable objects
29,498 - provide services, 21,285 make grants to other organisations,
18,317 - provide buildings, facilities or open space and 7,135 sponsor or undertake research
50,440 - help children and young people, 8,629 help people of a particular ethnic or racial origin and 28,862 help the general public or mankind
9,112 - have incomes of between £5,001 and £10,000
2,336 - operate in London and 11,483 operate in England and Wales
6,100 - are late in filing their most recent documents with the commission.
Figures from www.charity-commission.gov.uk