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Perth Metropolitan Area

Volunteer work

In the Perth Metropolitan Area 16% 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 Perth Metropolitan Area 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
Perth Metropolitan Area - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Volunteer statusNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Volunteer218,45215.615.6184,19915.115.1+34,253
Not a volunteer1,063,75776.276.2917,21375.375.3+146,544
Volunteer work not stated114,1168.28.2116,0499.59.5-1,933

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 Perth: 8.2% Not a volunteer, Greater Perth: 76.2% Volunteer, Greater Perth: 15.6% Volunteer work not stated, Perth Metropolitan Area: 8.2% Not a volunteer, Perth Metropolitan Area: 76.2% Volunteer, Perth Metropolitan Area: 15.6%
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, Perth Metropolitan Area: -1,933 Not a volunteer, Perth Metropolitan Area: +146,544 Volunteer, Perth Metropolitan Area: +34,253
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 Perth Metropolitan Area in 2011 compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a similar proportion of people who volunteered for an organisation or group.

Overall, 15.6% of the population reported performing voluntary work, compared with 15.6% for Greater Perth.

Emerging groups

The number of volunteers in Perth Metropolitan Area increased by 34,253 people between 2006 and 2011.

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