4440.0.55.001 - Volunteers in Sport, Australia, 2010  
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This publication presents summary data on sport and physical recreation volunteers from the 2010 General Social Survey (GSS). The detailed results cover information about the characteristics of people volunteering for sport and recreation organisations, other organisations and non-volunteers. People volunteering for sport and physical recreation organisations have been split into two categories which includes volunteering for sport and physical recreation organisations only, and sport and physical recreation together with other organisation(s).

The publication provides detailed analysis of the characteristics of volunteers in sport and physical recreation as well as two spreadsheets - the first presenting data for Australia, and the second presenting data for each of the states and territories.

Data on all volunteers from the 2010 GSS was published in Voluntary Work, Australia, 2010 (cat. no. 4441.0).


The General Social Survey (GSS) collected information about personal and household characteristics for people aged 18 and over resident in private dwellings across Australia, excluding very remote areas, from August to November 2010.

Explanatory Notes on the 2010 GSS can be found in ABS (2011a) General Social Survey: Summary Results, Australia, 2010 (cat. no. 4159.0). These Explanatory Notes contain information on the scope of the survey, sample design, data collection, weighting and reliability of estimates. The publication also includes a Technical Note that provides information on data reliability.


As estimates have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.