Share of adults volunteering in England 2005-2019, by disability or illness

This statistic presents the proportion of adults who volunteered in the last year in England, between 2005 and 2019, by those with and without a long-standing illness or disability. Over each of the survey periods shown, the share of disabled and non-disabled respondents participating in voluntary work was about the same. In 2018/19, around 30 percent of respondents with disability had participated in at least one voluntary activity in the year prior to being surveyed.

Share of adults who volunteered in the last 12 months in England from 2005/06 to 2018/19*, by disability or illness

Long-standing illness or disabilityNo disability
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Release date

September 2019

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2005/06 to 2018/19*

Number of respondents

8,161**

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)

Supplementary notes

* Years run April to March.
** Base of most recent survey; n (2017/18) = 7,715; n (2016/17) = 9,352; n (2015/16) =10,171; n (2014/15) = 9,817; n (2013/14) =10,355; n (2012/13) = 9,838; n (2011/12) = 9,188; n (2010/11) = 14,102; n (2009/10) = 6,097; n (2008/09) = 14,452; n (2007/08) = 25,720; n (2006/07) = 24,174; n (2005/06) = 28,117.

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