Participation in voluntary activities in England (UK) 2019, by ethnicity

This statistic shows the share of the population who said they participated in voluntary activities at least once in the last twelve months in 2018/19, by ethnicity and type of volunteering. Black respondents were the most likely to volunteer, either on a formal or informal basis.

Percentage of the population who participated in voluntary activities in the last twelve months in England in 2018/19, by ethnicity and type of volunteering*

Formal volunteeringInformal volunteering
Black38%55%
Asian36%50%
White35%52%
Mixed35%51%
Other32%48%
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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

August 2018 to March 2019

Number of respondents

10,627 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview, online survey

Supplementary notes

* Volunteering is defined by the source in two ways - 'formal' and 'informal'. Formal volunteering being when a person gives unpaid help to groups, clubs or organizations and informal volunteering being when this help is given to people (who are not relatives).

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