Table 3
Percentage of people who are top volunteers,1 by personal and economic characteristics, population aged 15 and over, 2010

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Table 3
Percentage of people who are top volunteers, by personal and economic characteristics, population aged 15 and over, 2010
Table summary
This table displays the results of Percentage of people who are top volunteers. This information is grouped by age group, sex, marital status, level of education, labour force status, household income, presence of children in household and religious attendance (appearing as row headers) and by people who are top volunteers (appearing as column header), calculated using percentage as a unit of measure.
  People who are top volunteers
Age group
15 to 24 years 12
25 to 34 years 9*
35 to 44 years 12
45 to 54 years 12
55 to 64 years 12
65 years and over 13
65 to 74 years 15
75 years and over 10
Men 11
Women 12
Marital status
Married or common law 12
Single, never married 11
Separated or divorced 11
Widow or widower 10
Level of education
Less than high school diploma 8
Graduated from high school 11*
Some postsecondary 14*
Postsecondary diploma or certificate 11*
University degree 16*
Labour force status
Employed 12
Unemployed 5E*
Not in the labour force 13
Household income
Less than $20,000 8
$20,000 to $39,999 10
$40,000 to $59,999 10
$60,000 to $79,999 13*
$80,000 to $99,999 13*
$100,000 and over 14*
$100,000 to $119,999 15*
$120,000 and over 13*
Presence of children in household2
No children in household 12
Pre-school aged children only 7*
Both pre-school and school-aged children 12
School-aged children only 13
Religious attendance
Attends services weekly 21
Does not attend services weekly 10*
E use with caution
reference group
* statistically significant difference (Small alpha=0.05) from reference group
1. Top volunteers are defined as the 25% of volunteers who contributed the most hours (161 hours or more).
2. "Pre-school aged" is defined as ages 0 to 5, while "school-aged" is defined as ages 6 to 17. "Both pre-school and school-aged children" indicates the presence in the household of at least one child from each age range (i.e., at least one child aged 0 to 5 and at least one child aged 6 to 17).
Source: Statistics Canada, Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating, 2010.
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