Colac Otway ShireCommunity profile
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In Colac Otway Shire 24% 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 Colac Otway Shire 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
Colac Otway Shire - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Volunteer statusNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVolunteer4,03424.523.44,20025.924.3-166
Not a volunteer
11,15567.668.410,74866.366.8+407
Volunteer work not stated
1,3097.98.11,2667.88.9+43

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 VIC: 8.1% Not a volunteer, Regional VIC: 68.4% Volunteer, Regional VIC: 23.4% Volunteer work not stated, Colac Otway Shire: 7.9% Not a volunteer, Colac Otway Shire: 67.6% Volunteer, Colac Otway Shire: 24.5%
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, Colac Otway Shire: +43 Not a volunteer, Colac Otway Shire: +407 Volunteer, Colac Otway Shire: -166
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 Colac Otway Shire in 2011 compared to Regional VIC shows that there was a higher proportion of people who volunteered for an organisation or group.

Overall, 24.5% of the population reported performing voluntary work, compared with 23.4% for Regional VIC.

Emerging groups

The number of volunteers in Colac Otway Shire decreased by 166 people between 2006 and 2011.

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