Toowoomba

Volunteer work

In Toowoomba 21% 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 Toowoomba 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
Toowoomba - Total persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Volunteer statusNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2006 to 2011
Volunteer
24,82621.318.724,55922.419.1+267
Not a volunteer
82,93471.171.876,89470.170.3+6,040
Volunteer work not stated
8,8657.69.58,2267.510.6+639

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Volunteer work, 2011
Volunteer work, 2011 Volunteer work not stated, Regional QLD: 9.5% Not a volunteer, Regional QLD: 71.8% Volunteer, Regional QLD: 18.7% Volunteer work not stated, Toowoomba: 7.6% Not a volunteer, Toowoomba: 71.1% Volunteer, Toowoomba: 21.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated 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, Toowoomba: +639 Not a volunteer, Toowoomba: +6,040 Volunteer, Toowoomba: +267
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the voluntary work performed by the population in Toowoomba in 2011 compared to Regional QLD shows that there was a higher proportion of people who volunteered for an organisation or group.

Overall, 21.3% of the population reported performing voluntary work, compared with 18.7% for Regional QLD.

Emerging groups

The number of volunteers in Toowoomba increased by 267 people between 2006 and 2011.

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