Volunteer rate and distribution of volunteer hours, by personal and economic characteristics, population aged 15 and older, Canada, 2010
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|Personal and economic characteristics and age groups||Volunteer rate||Average annual volunteer hours1||Median annual volunteer hours1||Total annual volunteer hours||Population distribution||Percentage of total volunteer hours|
|15 to 24||58.0||130||50||341.1||16.0||16.5|
|25 to 34||46.4||109||35||241.9||16.8||11.7|
|35 to 44||54.4||136||50||353.8||16.9||17.1|
|45 to 54||45.4||167||60||409.4||19.1||19.8|
|55 to 64||40.8||201||80||349.0||15.1||16.9|
|65 and older||36.5||223||100||372.8||16.2||18.0|
|Married or common-law||47.0||160||60||1,354.9||63.6||65.5|
|Single. never married||50.7||134||50||490.5||25.5||23.7|
|Separated or divorced||41.8||183||64||141.5||6.6||6.8|
|Widow or widower||32.4||204||80||79.6||4.3||3.8|
|Less than high school||37.2||147||46||239.6||17.2||12.8|
|Graduated from high school||42.5||158||52||267.8||15.6||14.3|
|Labour force status2|
|Not in the labour force||44.4||189||60||643.5||31.6||35.8|
|Less than $20,000||32.6||161||50||126.2||8.5||6.1|
|$20,000 to $39,999||35.5||186||60||316.1||16.9||15.3|
|$40,000 to $59,999||42.3||164||55E||351.5||18.0||17.0|
|$60,000 to $79,999||50.6||161||54E||333.2||14.4||16.1|
|$80,000 to $99,999||51.2||142||60||234.7||11.4||11.3|
|$100,000 or more||56.7||143||53||706.2||30.7||34.2|
|Presence of children in household3|
|Pre-school aged children only||44.6||87||27E||87.7||8.0||4.2|
|Both pre-school and school aged children||55.8||122||44E||116.9||6.1||5.7|
|School aged children only||59.4||146||55||606.5||24.7||29.3|
|Not weekly attendance||44.1||141||48||1,323.10||83.7||70.9|
E use with caution
F too unreliable to be published
1. Estimates of average and median annual volunteer hours are calculated for volunteers only.
2. Respondents who did not provide this information are excluded from calculations. For this reason. the sum of annual donations by category does not add to the national total.
3. 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).
Notes: Estimates may not add to totals due to rounding.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating, 2010.