Country Idealist Profiles

Tasmania – Volunteers

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 34 per cent of adult Tasmanians were involved in volunteering activities during the year 2000, which was above the national level of 31 per cent.

Outside of metropolitan areas the volunteering rate is higher at 35.7 per cent compared to 31.5 per cent in urban areas. Tasmanian males volunteered at a rate of 34.1 per cent, while females volunteered slightly less at 33.8 per cent.

During the year 2000, Tasmanian volunteers devoted, on average, 19 hours annually to volunteer activities.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics at least one third of adult Tasmanians volunteer an average of two hours per week on a regular basis. That’s well over a hundred thousand Tasmanian volunteers, contributing almost eleven million hours of voluntary work each year. The equivalent in paid work is more than 250 million dollars.

This publication presents the results of the non-profit institutions satellite account for the financial year 1999-2000.

(http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/ProductsbyCatalogue/A41A434D8A63A4DCCA256C7E0076ABE2?OpenDocument)

http://www.wst.tas.gov.au/safety_comply/legislation

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