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Voluntary Work, Survey of
Persons aged 18 years and over in all private Australian households are included in the 2000 survey. Excluded from the survey are households in remote and sparsely settled parts of Australia. The exclusion of persons in these households has an insignificant effect on estimates produced for individual s
The 1995 survey covered persons of working age (15 years and over) who are civilians, usually resident in Australia but excluded from the survey are members of the permanent defence forces, certain diplomatic personnel of overseas governments, overseas residents in Australia, and members of non-Australian defence forces (and their dependants) stationed in Australia.
Australian Bureau of Statistics 2001, Voluntary Work, Australia, 2000 (cat. no. 4441.0), ABS, Canberra.
Customised unpublished data are available in a variety of formats.
The results of the 2000 survey were released in June 2001.
Data are available at the person level only.
Relationship in household
Country of birth
Year of arrival
Labour force status
Main language spoken at home
Whether donated money to organisations
Number of organisations volunteered for
Total hours worked for all organisations
Current reasons for volunteering
Expenses incurred and whether reimbursement available
Length of time since first became volunteer
How first became involved in voluntary work (for persons who first volunteered 10 years ago or less)
Organisations for which a volunteer worked
Type of organisations
Length of time volunteering for organisation
Regularity of voluntary work
Groups assisted (for community/welfare, education/training/youth development, sport-recreation and health organisations only)
Data are available for Australia, states and territories, capital city/balance of state (excluding territories).
METHOD OF COLLECTION
In 1995 the Survey of Voluntary Work was conducted as supplementary to the Labour Force Survey.
The 2000 Survey of Voluntary Work was conducted through the Population Survey Monitor (PSM).
TIMING OF COLLECTION
Frequency of Collection
It is planned for the next Survey of Voluntary Work to be collected as part of the 2006 General Social Survey.
The previous Survey of Voluntary Work was conducted in June 1995 as a supplementary topic to the Monthly Population Survey (MPS) whereas the 2000 survey was conducted on the PSM. The two survey methodologies differ and results from the 1995 survey have been recalculated to achieve greater comparability between the two surveys. For more information, see the Technical Notes of Voluntary Work, Australia, 2000 (cat. no. 4441.0).
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