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Shire of Murray

Volunteer work

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

In Shire of Murray 19% 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 Shire of Murray 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
Shire of Murray - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Volunteer statusNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Volunteer2,62819.417.91,97217.415.6+656
Not a volunteer9,59470.874.28,34773.576.2+1,247
Volunteer work not stated1,3389.97.91,0339.18.2+305

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, Greater Perth: 7.9% Not a volunteer, Greater Perth: 74.2% Volunteer, Greater Perth: 17.9% Volunteer work not stated, Shire of Murray: 9.9% Not a volunteer, Shire of Murray: 70.8% Volunteer, Shire of Murray: 19.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in volunteer work, 2011 to 2016
Change in volunteer work, 2011 to 2016 Volunteer work not stated, Shire of Murray: +305 Not a volunteer, Shire of Murray: +1,247 Volunteer, Shire of Murray: +656
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 Shire of Murray in 2016 compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a higher proportion of people who volunteered for an organisation or group.

Overall, 19.4% of the population reported performing voluntary work, compared with 17.9% for Greater Perth.

Emerging groups

The number of volunteers in Shire of Murray increased by 656 people between 2011 and 2016.

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