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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 the WSROC Region 14% 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 the WSROC Region 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
WSROC Region - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Volunteer statusNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Volunteer164,65313.716.7129,95312.015.1+34,700
Not a volunteer952,58379.176.0855,79979.376.5+96,784
Volunteer work not stated87,5567.37.392,8538.68.4-5,297

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, Greater Sydney: 7.3% Not a volunteer, Greater Sydney: 76.0% Volunteer, Greater Sydney: 16.7% Volunteer work not stated, WSROC Region: 7.3% Not a volunteer, WSROC Region: 79.1% Volunteer, WSROC Region: 13.7%
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, WSROC Region: -5,297 Not a volunteer, WSROC Region: +96,784 Volunteer, WSROC Region: +34,700
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 the WSROC Region in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney shows that there was a lower proportion of people who volunteered for an organisation or group.

Overall, 13.7% of the population reported performing voluntary work, compared with 16.7% for Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

The number of volunteers in WSROC Region increased by 34,700 people between 2011 and 2016.

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