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Hobsons Bay City

Volunteer work

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

In Hobsons Bay City 17% 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 Hobsons Bay 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
Hobsons Bay City - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Volunteer statusNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVolunteer12,29217.017.69,81114.315.8+2,481
Not a volunteer
55,04276.075.252,97777.276.4+2,065
Volunteer work not stated
5,0987.07.25,8708.57.8-772

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, Greater Melbourne: 7.2% Not a volunteer, Greater Melbourne: 75.2% Volunteer, Greater Melbourne: 17.6% Volunteer work not stated, Hobsons Bay City: 7.0% Not a volunteer, Hobsons Bay City: 76.0% Volunteer, Hobsons Bay City: 17.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in volunteer work, 2011 to 2016
Change in volunteer work, 2011 to 2016 Volunteer work not stated, Hobsons Bay City: -772 Not a volunteer, Hobsons Bay City: +2,065 Volunteer, Hobsons Bay City: +2,481
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 Hobsons Bay City in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that there was a lower proportion of people who volunteered for an organisation or group.

Overall, 17.0% of the population reported performing voluntary work, compared with 17.6% for Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

The number of volunteers in Hobsons Bay City increased by 2,481 people between 2011 and 2016.

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