Country Idealist Profiles

Queensland (Aus) – Volunteerism in numbers

How many Volunteers in Queensland?

In Queensland 783,800 volunteers

What is the value of volunteering in Queensland?

Queenslanders carry out 116.2 million hours of voluntary work per year

Who volunteers?

Queensland Males: 357,400
Queensland Females: 426,400

Age Groups:

18-34 years: 237,300 (males 110,700 & females 126,600)
35-64 years: 464,100 (males 214,600 & females 249,500)
65 and over: 82,400 (males 32,000 & females 50,400)

Type of organisations:

Community / welfare – 36.4%
Sport / recreation – 31.1%
Education / training / youth development – 28.6%
Religious – 16.2%
Health – 10.1%

Type of voluntary activity:

Administration/clerical/recruitment – 39.2%
Befriending / supporting listening / counseling – 22.4%
Coaching / referring / judging – 16.6%
Fundraising / sales – 53.3%
Management / committee work / coordination – 42.4
Performing / media production – 8.2%
Personal care / assistance – 15.7%
Preparing / serving food – 37.2%
Repairing / maintenance gardening – 25.4%
Teaching / instruction / providing information – 41.8%
Transporting people / goods – 9.6%
Other – 9.6%

Why do people volunteer?

Current most common reasons for being a volunteer:
Help others / community – 48%
Personal satisfaction – 39%
Personal / family involvement – 29.2%
To do something worthwhile – 27.9%
Social contact – 20.3%

http://www.volqld.org.au/resources/statistics_trends.shtml

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