Volunteering in Dumfries and Galloway
The latest stats from the Scottish Household Survey (SHS)
22% of adults in Dumfries and Galloway, an estimated 28,176 people, volunteer formally through an organisation or group. To provide a more robust result, this is calculated on a 4-year average. This is below the national average in 2018 of 26%.
Adults, Base: 970 (sum of respondents for last 4 years 2015-2018)
In Dumfries and Galloway, formal volunteers contributed:
3.5 MILLION HOURS
of help providing
to the local economy
Note: The data (hours and economic value) is based on a 2-year average (2016 and 2018). Data on the economic value of volunteering is not available for 2015 and 2017.
Scottish Household Survey Data: Due to the small sample sizes for each local authority there can be large variability in SHS volunteering data year-on-year. Care should therefore be taken in the use and interpretation of participation rates, hours volunteered and economic values.