Gosford City CouncilCommunity profile
census-message-logo

2016 Census data will be released soon and we're busy behind the scenes getting this website ready. Read our plan.

Skip to content

In Gosford City 18% 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 Gosford 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
Gosford City - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Volunteer statusNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVolunteer23,38317.715.123,08918.214.8+294
Not a volunteer
97,51173.876.590,61671.374.6+6,895
Volunteer work not stated
11,1698.58.413,40110.510.6-2,232

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, Greater Sydney: 8.4% Not a volunteer, Greater Sydney: 76.5% Volunteer, Greater Sydney: 15.1% Volunteer work not stated, Gosford City: 8.5% Not a volunteer, Gosford City: 73.8% Volunteer, Gosford City: 17.7%
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, Gosford City: -2,232 Not a volunteer, Gosford City: +6,895 Volunteer, Gosford City: +294
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 Gosford City in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a higher proportion of people who volunteered for an organisation or group.

Overall, 17.7% of the population reported performing voluntary work, compared with 15.1% for Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

The number of volunteers in Gosford City increased by 294 people between 2006 and 2011.

To continue building your demographic story go to...

v16.07.05-1.0.8