RDA Darling Downs and South West RegionCommunity profile
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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Volunteer work

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region 23% 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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region 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
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Volunteer statusNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2006 to 2011
Volunteer45,35522.918.644,00923.919.0+1,346
Not a volunteer135,64968.672.2125,03467.970.7+10,616
Volunteer work not stated16,6238.49.215,0068.210.3+1,617

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, Regional QLD: 9.2% Not a volunteer, Regional QLD: 72.2% Volunteer, Regional QLD: 18.6% Volunteer work not stated, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 8.4% Not a volunteer, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 68.6% Volunteer, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 22.9%
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, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +1,617 Not a volunteer, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +10,616 Volunteer, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: +1,346
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 RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2011 compared to Regional QLD shows that there was a higher proportion of people who volunteered for an organisation or group.

Overall, 22.9% of the population reported performing voluntary work, compared with 18.6% for Regional QLD.

Emerging groups

The number of volunteers in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region increased by 1,346 people between 2006 and 2011.

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