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City of West Torrens

Volunteer work

In the City of West Torrens 16% 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 City of West Torrens 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
City of West Torrens - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20112006Change
Volunteer statusNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idVolunteer7,52216.017.77,27716.318.1+245
Not a volunteer
36,10577.075.733,81975.874.2+2,286
Volunteer work not stated
3,2566.96.63,5097.97.7-253

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 Adelaide: 6.6% Not a volunteer, Greater Adelaide: 75.7% Volunteer, Greater Adelaide: 17.7% Volunteer work not stated, City of West Torrens: 6.9% Not a volunteer, City of West Torrens: 77.0% Volunteer, City of West Torrens: 16.0%
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, City of West Torrens: -253 Not a volunteer, City of West Torrens: +2,286 Volunteer, City of West Torrens: +245
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 City of West Torrens in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that there was a lower proportion of people who volunteered for an organisation or group.

Overall, 16.0% of the population reported performing voluntary work, compared with 17.7% for Greater Adelaide.

Emerging groups

The number of volunteers in City of West Torrens increased by 245 people between 2006 and 2011.

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