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Volunteer work

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

In Broken Hill City 18% 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 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)20162011Change
Volunteer statusNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
Volunteer2,71418.420.82,64017.420.0+74
Not a volunteer10,56871.669.810,76570.971.8-197
Volunteer work not stated1,48210.09.41,77211.78.2-290

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 NSW: 9.4% Not a volunteer, Regional NSW: 69.8% Volunteer, Regional NSW: 20.8% Volunteer work not stated, Broken Hill City: 10.0% Not a volunteer, Broken Hill City: 71.6% Volunteer, Broken Hill City: 18.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in volunteer work, 2011 to 2016
Change in volunteer work, 2011 to 2016 Volunteer work not stated, Broken Hill City: -290 Not a volunteer, Broken Hill City: -197 Volunteer, Broken Hill City: +74
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 Broken Hill City in 2016 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a lower proportion of people who volunteered for an organisation or group.

Overall, 18.4% of the population reported performing voluntary work, compared with 20.8% for Regional NSW.

Emerging groups

The number of volunteers in Broken Hill City increased by 74 people between 2011 and 2016.

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