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South West Overlay

Volunteer work

In South West Overlay 21% of the population reported doing some form of voluntary work in 2011.

The voluntary work sector is an important part of Australia's economy. The level of volunteering can indicate the cohesiveness of the community and how readily individuals are able to contribute to that community. Factors impacting on the level of volunteering in South West Overlay include the Age Structure of the population, the level of Proficiency in English, Income and Education levels.

Derived from the Census question:

'In the last twelve months did the person spend any time doing voluntary work through an organisation or group?'

Persons aged 15 years and over.

Volunteer work
South West Overlay - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Volunteer statusNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVolunteer46620.520.435917.620.3+107
Not a volunteer
1,60970.967.91,34365.864.2+266
Volunteer work not stated
1938.511.734016.715.5-147

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Volunteer work, 2011
Volunteer work, 2011 Volunteer work not stated, City of Adelaide: 11.7% Not a volunteer, City of Adelaide: 67.9% Volunteer, City of Adelaide: 20.4% Volunteer work not stated, South West Overlay: 8.5% Not a volunteer, South West Overlay: 70.9% Volunteer, South West Overlay: 20.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in volunteer work, 2006 to 2011
Change in volunteer work, 2006 to 2011 Volunteer work not stated, South West Overlay: -147 Not a volunteer, South West Overlay: +266 Volunteer, South West Overlay: +107
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the voluntary work performed by the population in South West Overlay in 2011 compared to the City of Adelaide shows that there was a similar proportion of people who volunteered for an organisation or group.

Overall, 20.5% of the population reported performing voluntary work, compared with 20.4% for the City of Adelaide.

Emerging groups

The number of volunteers in South West Overlay increased by 107 people between 2006 and 2011.

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