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Limestone Coast region

Volunteer work

In the Limestone Coast region 28% 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 Limestone Coast 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
Limestone Coast region - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Volunteer statusNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2006 to 2011
Volunteer13,92127.726.813,74028.128.0+181
Not a volunteer33,09765.865.431,33364.063.3+1,764
Volunteer work not stated3,2456.57.83,8667.98.7-621

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 SA: 7.8% Not a volunteer, Regional SA: 65.4% Volunteer, Regional SA: 26.8% Volunteer work not stated, Limestone Coast region: 6.5% Not a volunteer, Limestone Coast region: 65.8% Volunteer, Limestone Coast region: 27.7%
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, Limestone Coast region: -621 Not a volunteer, Limestone Coast region: +1,764 Volunteer, Limestone Coast region: +181
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 Limestone Coast region in 2011 compared to Regional SA shows that there was a higher proportion of people who volunteered for an organisation or group.

Overall, 27.7% of the population reported performing voluntary work, compared with 26.8% for Regional SA.

Emerging groups

The number of volunteers in Limestone Coast region increased by 181 people between 2006 and 2011.

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