Volunteering in West Lothian

The latest stats from the Scottish Household Survey (SHS)

32% of adults in West Lothian, an estimated 46,270 people, volunteer formally through an organisation or group. To provide a more robust result, this is calculated on a 4-year average. This is above the national average in 2018 of 26%.

Adults, Base: 980 (sum of respondents for last 4 years 2015-2018)

In West Lothian, formal volunteers contributed:


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.