In Broadmeadows 7% of the population report doing some form of voluntary work.
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 Broadmeadows 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 status||Number||%||Hume City||Number||%||Hume City||2006 to 2011|
|Not a volunteer||6,185||75.9||81.0||5,738||76.7||79.9||+447||9002|
|Volunteer work not stated||1,382||17.0||8.8||1,195||16.0||10.0||+187||9003|
|Total persons aged 15+||8,145||100.0||100.0||7,484||100.0||100.0||+661|
Analysis of the voluntary work performed by the population in Broadmeadows in 2011 compared to Hume City shows that there was a lower proportion of persons who volunteered for an organisation or group.
Overall, 7.1% of the population reported performing voluntary work, compared with 10.2% for Hume City.
The number of volunteers in Broadmeadows increased by 26 people between 2006 and 2011.