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In Glen Iris 25% 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 Glen Iris 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
Glen Iris - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Volunteer statusNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Volunteer2,96724.823.62,69823.523.2+270
Not a volunteer8,42270.370.58,05870.169.1+364
Volunteer work not stated5945.05.97346.47.7-140

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 Boroondara: 5.9% Not a volunteer, City of Boroondara: 70.5% Volunteer, City of Boroondara: 23.6% Volunteer work not stated, Glen Iris: 5.0% Not a volunteer, Glen Iris: 70.3% Volunteer, Glen Iris: 24.8%
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, Glen Iris: -140 Not a volunteer, Glen Iris: +364 Volunteer, Glen Iris: +270
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 Glen Iris in 2011 compared to the City of Boroondara shows that there was a higher proportion of people who volunteered for an organisation or group.

Overall, 24.8% of the population reported performing voluntary work, compared with 23.6% for the City of Boroondara.

Emerging groups

The number of volunteers in Glen Iris increased by 269 people between 2006 and 2011.

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