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Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers

Volunteer work

In Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers 27% 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 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 - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Volunteer statusNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVolunteer94626.918.689428.018.7+52
Not a volunteer
2,27264.573.12,00162.770.3+271
Volunteer work not stated
3028.68.32989.311.0+4

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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 8.3% Not a volunteer, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 73.1% Volunteer, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 18.6% Volunteer work not stated, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 8.6% Not a volunteer, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 64.5% Volunteer, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 26.9%
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, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +4 Not a volunteer, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +271 Volunteer, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +52
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 Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers in 2011 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that there was a higher proportion of people who volunteered for an organisation or group.

Overall, 26.9% of the population reported performing voluntary work, compared with 18.6% for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Emerging groups

The number of volunteers in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers increased by 52 people between 2006 and 2011.

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