Table 2.10
Volunteer rate and distribution of volunteer hours, by personal and economic characteristics, population aged 15 and older, Alberta, 2010

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Table 2.10
Volunteer rate and distribution of volunteer hours, by personal and economic characteristics, population aged 15 and older, Alberta, 2010

Table summary
This table displays the results of volunteer rate and distribution of volunteer hours. This information is grouped by personal and economic characteristics and age groups (appearing as row headers) and by volunteer rate, average annual volunteer hours, median annual volunteer hours, total annual volunteer hours, population distribution, percentage of total volunteer hours (appearing as column headers), calculated using percent, hours and millions as a unit of measure.
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
percent hours millions percent
Total 54.7 140 48 228.4 100.0 100.0
Age
15 to 24 56.7 100E 20E 29.3E 17.3 12.8E
25 to 34 49.7 115E 48 34.8E 20.4 15.2E
35 to 44 63.4 110 44E 37.6 18.1 16.5
45 to 54 56.0 180 F 55.6E 18.5 24.3E
55 to 64 51.3 163 F 33.1 13.3 14.5
65 and older 49.6 206E 60E 37.9E 12.4 16.6E
Sex
Male 51.6 137 44 107.6 51.0 47.1
Female 58.0 142 52E 120.7 49.0 52.9
Marital status2
Married or common-law 58.5 141 50 160.6 65.3 70.3
Single. never married 48.2 112E 24 40.9E 25.2 17.9E
Separated or divorced 50.5 237E F 23.0E 6.4 10.1E
Widow or widower 36.6E 118E F 3.8E 2.9 1.7E
Education2
Less than high school 51.2 188E F 40.5E 15.1 18.7E
Graduated from high school 46.9 121E F 27.7E 17.4 12.7E
Some postsecondary 59.0 121E 44E F 9.7 F
Postsecondary diploma 53.6 118 44 61.7 35.0 28.4
University degree 64.7 164 71 67.9 22.9 31.2
Labour force status2
Employed 57.2 131 48 146.9 71.8 68.9
Unemployed F F F F F F
Not in the labour force 51.1 169E 47 61.6E 26.2 28.9E
Household income
Less than $20,000 37.8E 116E F F 5.7 F
$20,000 to $39,999 46.0 240E 47E 45.4E 13.7 19.9E
$40,000 to $59,999 47.1 181E F 35.1E 13.8 15.4E
$60,000 to $79,999 56.2 99E F 19.6E 11.8 8.6E
$80,000 to $99,999 49.8 155E F 27.1E 11.8 11.9E
$100,000 or more 63.2 115 48 93.6 43.2 41.0
Presence of children in household3
No children 49.1 151 50 126.7 57.1 55.5
Pre-school aged children only 53.4 62E F 10.3E 10.4 4.5E
Both pre-school and school aged children 63.9 142E 47 22.5E 8.3 9.8E
School aged children only 65.5 146 50 68.9E 24.2 30.1E
Religious attendance2
Weekly attendance 74.3 234 78E 83.4 17.1 37.9
Not weekly attendance 51.8 114 40 136.5 82.9 62.1
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.
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