Infographic: General Social Survey on Giving, Volunteering and Participating

Release date: April 8, 2015
Infographic: General Social Survey on Giving, Volunteering and Participating
Description for Infographic: General Social Survey on Giving, Volunteering and Participating
Older Canadians volunteer less often, but contribute more hoursTable summary
This table displays the results of Canadian volunteer rate and hours by age.
Age Volunteering rate (%) Volunteer hours
15 to 19 66 110
20 to 24 42 147
25 to 34 42 126
35 to 44 48 122
45 to 54 45 150
55 to 64 41 203
65 to 74 38 231
75 and over 27 196
Gender DifferenceTable summary
This table displays the results of Canadian volunteer rate by gender.
Gender Volunteering rate (%)
Men 42
Women 44
Volunteers are increasingly older Table summary
This table displays the results of volunteers by age group. The information is grouped by % per year (appearing as row headers), age group (appearing as column headers).
Age group 2004 2007 2010 2013
%
15 to 34 29 29 28 29
35 to 54 40 40 37 32
55 and over 31 31 35 39
Volunteers are increasingly more educated Table summary
This table displays the results of volunteers by education level. The information is grouped by % per year (appearing as row headers), education level (appearing as column headers).
Volunteers 2004 2007 2010 2013
%
Less than high-school diploma 6 6 5 4
Graduated from high school 21 20 19 21
Postsecondary diploma or certificate 39 41 38 36
University degree 35 33 38 39
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