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District Council of Mount Barker

Volunteer work

In the District Council of Mount Barker 26% 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 District Council of Mount Barker 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
District Council of Mount Barker - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Volunteer statusNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVolunteer6,03926.017.75,28825.918.1+751
Not a volunteer
16,18269.675.713,83767.774.2+2,345
Volunteer work not stated
1,0344.46.61,3206.57.7-286

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 Adelaide: 6.6% Not a volunteer, Greater Adelaide: 75.7% Volunteer, Greater Adelaide: 17.7% Volunteer work not stated, District Council of Mount Barker: 4.4% Not a volunteer, District Council of Mount Barker: 69.6% Volunteer, District Council of Mount Barker: 26.0%
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, District Council of Mount Barker: -286 Not a volunteer, District Council of Mount Barker: +2,345 Volunteer, District Council of Mount Barker: +751
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 District Council of Mount Barker in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a higher proportion of people who volunteered for an organisation or group.

Overall, 26.0% of the population reported performing voluntary work, compared with 17.7% for Greater Adelaide.

Emerging groups

The number of volunteers in District Council of Mount Barker increased by 751 people between 2006 and 2011.

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