Volunteering in Orkney

Summary of the latest statistics from the Scottish Household Survey (2017)

32% of adults living in Orkney, around 6,000 people, volunteer formally through an organisation or group. Above the national average of 28%. 

Adults, Base: All = 240. Female = 120. Male = 120.

In 2016, formal volunteers living in Orkney contributed:

 1 MILLION HOURS

of help

£12.5 MILLION

to the local economy

Note: Numbers have been rounded to the nearest half a million (500,000).

Data on the economic value of volunteering is not available for 2017. This data is only available on a 2 year basis.

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.