Toowoomba Regional Council area
In Toowoomba Regional Council area 21% of the population report doing some form of voluntary work.
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 Toowoomba Regional Council area 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.
|Toowoomba Regional Council area||2011||2006||Change|
|Volunteer status||Number||%||Regional QLD||Number||%||Regional QLD||2006 to 2011|
|Not a volunteer||82,934||71.1||71.8||76,894||70.1||70.3||+6,040||9002|
|Volunteer work not stated||8,865||7.6||9.5||8,226||7.5||10.6||+639||9003|
|Total persons aged 15+||116,625||100.0||100.0||109,679||100.0||100.0||+6,946|
Analysis of the voluntary work performed by the population in Toowoomba Regional Council area in 2011 compared to Regional QLD shows that there was a higher proportion of persons who volunteered for an organisation or group.
Overall, 21.3% of the population reported performing voluntary work, compared with 18.7% for Regional QLD.
The number of volunteers in Toowoomba Regional Council area increased by 267 people between 2006 and 2011.