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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 Tamworth Regional Council 22% 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 Tamworth Regional Council 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
Tamworth Regional Council - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Volunteer statusNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idVolunteer10,37721.820.89,44421.220.0+933
Not a volunteer
32,37468.169.831,31570.471.8+1,059
Volunteer work not stated
4,80110.19.43,7408.48.2+1,061

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, Regional NSW: 9.4% Not a volunteer, Regional NSW: 69.8% Volunteer, Regional NSW: 20.8% Volunteer work not stated, Tamworth Regional Council: 10.1% Not a volunteer, Tamworth Regional Council: 68.1% Volunteer, Tamworth Regional Council: 21.8%
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, Tamworth Regional Council: +1,061 Not a volunteer, Tamworth Regional Council: +1,059 Volunteer, Tamworth Regional Council: +933
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 Tamworth Regional Council in 2016 compared to Regional NSW shows that there was a higher proportion of people who volunteered for an organisation or group.

Overall, 21.8% of the population reported performing voluntary work, compared with 20.8% for Regional NSW.

Emerging groups

The number of volunteers in Tamworth Regional Council increased by 933 people between 2011 and 2016.

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