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Volunteer work

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

In the City of Onkaparinga 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 the City of Onkaparinga 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
City of Onkaparinga - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Volunteer statusNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVolunteer26,12019.319.522,80717.817.7+3,313
Not a volunteer
100,98374.574.398,31176.575.7+2,672
Volunteer work not stated
8,4796.36.27,3505.76.6+1,129

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 Adelaide: 6.2% Not a volunteer, Greater Adelaide: 74.3% Volunteer, Greater Adelaide: 19.5% Volunteer work not stated, City of Onkaparinga: 6.3% Not a volunteer, City of Onkaparinga: 74.5% Volunteer, City of Onkaparinga: 19.3%
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, City of Onkaparinga: +1,129 Not a volunteer, City of Onkaparinga: +2,672 Volunteer, City of Onkaparinga: +3,313
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 the City of Onkaparinga in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a similar proportion of people who volunteered for an organisation or group.

Overall, 19.3% of the population reported performing voluntary work, compared with 19.5% for Greater Adelaide.

Emerging groups

The number of volunteers in City of Onkaparinga increased by 3,313 people between 2011 and 2016.

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