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5256.0.55.001 - Information Paper: Non-Profit Institutions - A Draft Information Development Plan, Jul 2010  
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APPENDIX 3: SUMMARY COMPARISON OF VOLUNTARY WORK COLLECTIONS

VOLUNTARY WORK 1995
VOLUNTARY WORK 2000
VOLUNTARY WORK SHORT MODULE 2002
VOLUNTARY WORK 2006
VOLUNTARY WORK QUESTION, CENSUS 2006
Survey vehicle Monthly Population Survey Population Survey Monitor General Social Survey General Social Survey Census 2006
Type of questionnaire/ data collection method Paper based forms for face-to-face interview Paper based forms for face-to-face interview Computer-assisted face-to-face interview Computer-assisted face-to-face interview Self completion form delivered and collected by Census collector, or electronically via the internet
Identity of persons asked to identify volunteers in the household Any responsible adult but data were reprocessed in 2002 to refer only to those who answered the questions on their own behalf Only selected individuals were asked to respond on their own behalf Only selected individuals were asked to respond on their own behalf Only selected individuals were asked to respond on their own behalf Any household member including the individual concerned could respond
Age of persons for which volunteering data were collected 15 years and over 18 years and over 18 years and over 18 years and over 15 years and over
Preamble used Yes Yes No Yes Definition re-enforced in Census User Guide
Work for the Dole/Mutual obligation exclusion condition applied No (not applicable) Yes No Yes Yes
Other excluding conditions associated with the 'willingly undertaken' criterion applied No No No Yes Instructions on some exclusions provided
Voluntary work overseas excluded Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Level of detail Long question module Long question module Two questions only Long question module One question only
Details of organisational involvements collected Yes Yes No Yes No
Source: Voluntary Work Australia, 2006 (cat. no. 4441.0)

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