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In the Macarthur Region 13% 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 the Macarthur Region 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
Macarthur Region - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Volunteer statusNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Volunteer25,26813.315.124,58113.914.8+687
Not a volunteer150,30279.076.5136,54777.374.6+13,755
Volunteer work not stated14,6087.78.415,4378.710.6-829

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, Macarthur Region: 7.7% Not a volunteer, Macarthur Region: 79.0% Volunteer, Macarthur Region: 13.3%
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, Macarthur Region: -829 Not a volunteer, Macarthur Region: +13,755 Volunteer, Macarthur Region: +687
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 the Macarthur Region in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a lower proportion of people who volunteered for an organisation or group.

Overall, 13.3% of the population reported performing voluntary work, compared with 15.1% for Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

The number of volunteers in Macarthur Region increased by 687 people between 2006 and 2011.

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