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Brisbane LGA

Volunteer work

In Brisbane LGA 19% of the population reported doing some form of voluntary work in 2006.

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 Brisbane LGA 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
Brisbane LGA - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20062001Change
Volunteer statusNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2001 to 2006
Volunteer146,45318.717.6----0.0--
Not a volunteer566,13372.373.6----0.0--
Volunteer work not stated70,5599.08.7----0.0--

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2006. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Volunteer work, 2006
Volunteer work, 2006 Volunteer work not stated, Greater Brisbane: 8.7% Not a volunteer, Greater Brisbane: 73.6% Volunteer, Greater Brisbane: 17.6% Volunteer work not stated, Brisbane LGA: 9.0% Not a volunteer, Brisbane LGA: 72.3% Volunteer, Brisbane LGA: 18.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in volunteer work, 2001 to 2006
Change in volunteer work, 2001 to 2006
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2001 and 2006 (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 Brisbane LGA in 2006 compared to Greater Brisbane shows that there was a higher proportion of people who volunteered for an organisation or group.

Overall, 18.7% of the population reported performing voluntary work, compared with 17.6% for Greater Brisbane.

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