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Broken Hill City

Volunteer work

In Broken Hill City 17% 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 Broken Hill City 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
Broken Hill City - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Volunteer statusNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Volunteer2,64017.420.02,93318.820.9-293
Not a volunteer10,76570.971.810,88369.970.3-118
Volunteer work not stated1,77211.78.21,74511.28.9+27

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, Regional NSW: 8.2% Not a volunteer, Regional NSW: 71.8% Volunteer, Regional NSW: 20.0% Volunteer work not stated, Broken Hill City: 11.7% Not a volunteer, Broken Hill City: 70.9% Volunteer, Broken Hill City: 17.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in volunteer work, 2006 to 2011
Change in volunteer work, 2006 to 2011 Volunteer work not stated, Broken Hill City: +27 Not a volunteer, Broken Hill City: -118 Volunteer, Broken Hill City: -293
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 Broken Hill City in 2011 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a lower proportion of people who volunteered for an organisation or group.

Overall, 17.4% of the population reported performing voluntary work, compared with 20.0% for Regional NSW.

Emerging groups

The number of volunteers in Broken Hill City decreased by 293 people between 2006 and 2011.

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