Volunteering in Shetland

Summary of the latest statistics from the Scottish Household Survey (2015)

50% of adults in Shetland, an estimated 9,500 people, volunteer formally through an organisation or group. Above the national average of 27%.

Adults, Base: All = 230. Female = 130. Male = 100.

Margin of error = +/- 6.46 percent (%) at the 95% Confidence Level.

In 2014, formal volunteers living in Shetland contributed:

 1 MILLION HOURS

of help

 

£15.5 MILLION

to the local economy

 

Note: Data on the economic value of volunteering is not available for 2015. Numbers have been rounded to the nearest half a million (500,000).