In Darling Point 20% 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 Darling Point 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 status||Number||%||Woollahra Municipal Council area||Number||%||Woollahra Municipal Council area||2006 to 2011|
|Not a volunteer||2,268||66.4||66.9||2,243||64.3||65.4||+24||9002|
|Volunteer work not stated||458||13.4||12.2||539||15.5||14.9||-81||9003|
|Total persons aged 15+||3,417||100.0||100.0||3,489||100.0||100.0||-72|
Analysis of the voluntary work performed by the population in Darling Point in 2011 compared to Woollahra Municipal Council area shows that there was a lower proportion of persons who volunteered for an organisation or group.
Overall, 20.2% of the population reported performing voluntary work, compared with 20.9% for Woollahra Municipal Council area.
The number of volunteers in Darling Point decreased by 16 people between 2006 and 2011.