Shire of Serpentine JarrahdaleCommunity profile
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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Volunteer work

In the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 18% 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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 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 Serpentine Jarrahdale - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Volunteer statusNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVolunteer2,38517.615.61,77618.015.1+609
Not a volunteer
10,05474.176.27,30173.975.3+2,753
Volunteer work not stated
1,1328.38.28048.19.5+328

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, Greater Perth: 8.2% Not a volunteer, Greater Perth: 76.2% Volunteer, Greater Perth: 15.6% Volunteer work not stated, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 8.3% Not a volunteer, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 74.1% Volunteer, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 17.6%
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, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +328 Not a volunteer, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +2,753 Volunteer, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +609
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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2011 compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a higher proportion of people who volunteered for an organisation or group.

Overall, 17.6% of the population reported performing voluntary work, compared with 15.6% for Greater Perth.

Emerging groups

The number of volunteers in Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale increased by 609 people between 2006 and 2011.

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