Footnote(s): (a) Proportion of all people in the relevant age group.
Source(s): ABS Voluntary Work, Australia 2006 (cat. no. 4441.0); ABS Voluntary Work, Australia 2000 (cat. no. 4441.0)
MANAGEMENT AND COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS
Taking a leadership role in groups and organisations is often most closely associated with civic participation (for example, being an office holder or committee member). In 2006, 10% of adults reported volunteering for management work, to sit on committees or to manage a service or program, slightly lower than the proportion in 2000 (14%) (ABS 2001).
In 2006, people in the 35–44 year age group reported the highest rates of such voluntary work at around 13% (down from 22% in 2000). Managers and administrators and Professionals had relatively high rates of volunteering for management, committee and co-ordination work (12% and 13% respectively). These tended to be the same groups of people (along with Advanced clerical and service workers) who were most highly represented among volunteers in general, all with volunteering rates of over 40% (ABS 2007c).
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