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Shire of Ashburton

Volunteer work

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

In the Shire of Ashburton 15% of the population reported doing some form of voluntary work in 2016.

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 the Shire of Ashburton 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
Shire of Ashburton - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Volunteer statusNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2011 to 2016
Volunteer1,67514.823.31,35816.521.6+317
Not a volunteer7,45866.064.55,43966.266.9+2,019
Volunteer work not stated2,17219.212.21,41817.311.5+754

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Volunteer work, 2016
Volunteer work, 2016 Volunteer work not stated, Regional WA: 12.2% Not a volunteer, Regional WA: 64.5% Volunteer, Regional WA: 23.3% Volunteer work not stated, Shire of Ashburton: 19.2% Not a volunteer, Shire of Ashburton: 66.0% Volunteer, Shire of Ashburton: 14.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in volunteer work, 2011 to 2016
Change in volunteer work, 2011 to 2016 Volunteer work not stated, Shire of Ashburton: +754 Not a volunteer, Shire of Ashburton: +2,019 Volunteer, Shire of Ashburton: +317
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 the Shire of Ashburton in 2016 compared to Regional WA shows that there was a lower proportion of people who volunteered for an organisation or group.

Overall, 14.8% of the population reported performing voluntary work, compared with 23.3% for Regional WA.

Emerging groups

The number of volunteers in Shire of Ashburton increased by 317 people between 2011 and 2016.

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