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In Wantirna South 19% 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 Wantirna South 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
Wantirna South - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Volunteer statusNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVolunteer2,79318.616.82,69318.316.3+100
Not a volunteer
11,57877.177.811,06975.177.1+509
Volunteer work not stated
6514.35.49716.66.6-320

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, City of Knox: 5.4% Not a volunteer, City of Knox: 77.8% Volunteer, City of Knox: 16.8% Volunteer work not stated, Wantirna South: 4.3% Not a volunteer, Wantirna South: 77.1% Volunteer, Wantirna South: 18.6%
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, Wantirna South: -320 Not a volunteer, Wantirna South: +509 Volunteer, Wantirna South: +100
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 Wantirna South in 2011 compared to the City of Knox shows that there was a higher proportion of people who volunteered for an organisation or group.

Overall, 18.6% of the population reported performing voluntary work, compared with 16.8% for the City of Knox.

Emerging groups

The number of volunteers in Wantirna South increased by 100 people between 2006 and 2011.

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