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Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers

Volunteer work

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

In Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers 31% 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 Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers 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
Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Volunteer statusNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVolunteer1,17830.720.094626.918.6+231
Not a volunteer
2,30159.972.12,27264.573.1+29
Volunteer work not stated
3629.47.93028.68.3+60

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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 7.9% Not a volunteer, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 72.1% Volunteer, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 20.0% Volunteer work not stated, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 9.4% Not a volunteer, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 59.9% Volunteer, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 30.7%
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, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +60 Not a volunteer, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +29 Volunteer, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +231
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 Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers in 2016 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a higher proportion of people who volunteered for an organisation or group.

Overall, 30.7% of the population reported performing voluntary work, compared with 20.0% for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Emerging groups

The number of volunteers in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers increased by 232 people between 2011 and 2016.

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