Volunteering in Scottish Borders
Summary of the latest statistics from the Scottish Household Survey (2017)
35% of adults living in the Scottish Borders, around 33,500 people, volunteer formally through an organisation or group. Above the national average of 28%.
Adults, Base: All = 220. Female = 100. Male = 120.
In 2016, formal volunteers living in Scottish Borders contributed:
3 MILLION HOURS
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.