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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 RDA Northern Territory 17% 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 RDA Northern Territory 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 Northern Territory - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Volunteer statusNumber%Greater Darwin %Number%Greater Darwin %2011 to 2016
Volunteer30,72017.117.527,05616.616.9+3,664
Not a volunteer120,95667.468.7113,57869.868.7+7,378
Volunteer work not stated27,68015.413.822,16913.614.4+5,511

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 Darwin: 13.8% Not a volunteer, Greater Darwin: 68.7% Volunteer, Greater Darwin: 17.5% Volunteer work not stated, RDA Northern Territory: 15.4% Not a volunteer, RDA Northern Territory: 67.4% Volunteer, RDA Northern Territory: 17.1%
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, RDA Northern Territory: +5,511 Not a volunteer, RDA Northern Territory: +7,378 Volunteer, RDA Northern Territory: +3,664
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 RDA Northern Territory in 2016 compared to Greater Darwin shows that there was a similar proportion of people who volunteered for an organisation or group.

Overall, 17.1% of the population reported performing voluntary work, compared with 17.5% for Greater Darwin.

Emerging groups

The number of volunteers in RDA Northern Territory increased by 3,664 people between 2011 and 2016.

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