Joint Programming Initiative

More Years, Better Lives

The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

Structure and Volume of Voluntary Work in Austria
Struktur und Volumen der Freiwilligenarbeit in Österreich

Topic
Social, Civic and Cultural Engagement
Work and Productivity
Relevance for this Topic
Country Austria
URL
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Governance

Contact information

Markus Bönisch/Statistik Austria at the request of Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection (BMASK)
Statistik Austria at the request of Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection (BMASK)
Guglgasse 13
1110 Wien
Austria
Phone: 431711288281
Email: markus.boenisch(at)statistik.gv.at
Url: Aggregate tables: www.statistik.at/.../index.html

Timeliness, transparency

The survey was conducted between October 2006 and December 2006, and the report was published in 2008.

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, occasional

Data gathering method

Telephone interview (CATI)

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, occasional

Data gathering method

Telephone interview (CATI)


Access to data

Conditions of access


Contact Statistik Austria to request access to microdata


The data is only available in German.

Access to data

Conditions of access


Contact Statistik Austria to request access to microdata


The data is only available in German.


Coverage


Data collected in 2006. The sample was made up of 9,360 individuals that participated in the main survey (conducted as an ad hoc survey to the 2006 Microcensus), and 2,301 in a follow-up survey that was conducted separately from the Microcensus. The total sample size was 11,661 persons.


2006


By state, level of urbanisation (low, mid, high), education level attained, gender, age (10-year age brackets), marital status, employment status


Microcensus 2006 sample (For which the sampling base is the Central Registry); It should be noted that only those who participated in the Microcensus via telephone were contacted for this survey (approx. 63% of the Microcensus sample)


By state (Bundesland) and level of urbanisation


Population aged 15 and over


Representative of target group


Data collected on participation in voluntary work and activities by type of activity and type of organisation (cultural, environmental, religious, emergency response, etc.). Corresponds to Social, Civic and Cultural Engagement and Work and Productivity Topics


• "Report on Volunteering in Austria" (Bericht zum Freiwilligen Engagement in Österreich)"Report on Volunteering in Austria" (Bericht zum Freiwilligen Engagement in Österreich) • "Structure and Volume of Voluntary Work in Austria" (Struktur und Volumen der Freiwilligenarbeit in Österreich)

Coverage


Data collected in 2006. The sample was made up of 9,360 individuals that participated in the main survey (conducted as an ad hoc survey to the 2006 Microcensus), and 2,301 in a follow-up survey that was conducted separately from the Microcensus. The total sample size was 11,661 persons.


2006


By state, level of urbanisation (low, mid, high), education level attained, gender, age (10-year age brackets), marital status, employment status


Microcensus 2006 sample (For which the sampling base is the Central Registry); It should be noted that only those who participated in the Microcensus via telephone were contacted for this survey (approx. 63% of the Microcensus sample)


By state (Bundesland) and level of urbanisation


Population aged 15 and over


Representative of target group


Data collected on participation in voluntary work and activities by type of activity and type of organisation (cultural, environmental, religious, emergency response, etc.). Corresponds to Social, Civic and Cultural Engagement and Work and Productivity Topics


• "Report on Volunteering in Austria" (Bericht zum Freiwilligen Engagement in Österreich)"Report on Volunteering in Austria" (Bericht zum Freiwilligen Engagement in Österreich) • "Structure and Volume of Voluntary Work in Austria" (Struktur und Volumen der Freiwilligenarbeit in Österreich)


Linkage


None


Ad hoc survey to Austrian Microcensus/Labour force

Linkage


None


Ad hoc survey to Austrian Microcensus/Labour force


Data quality


Imputations were not conducted for missing data


No breaks reported


No inconsistencies in terminology or coding reported

Data quality


Imputations were not conducted for missing data


No breaks reported


No inconsistencies in terminology or coding reported


Applicability


Strengths: This survey can be linked with the Austrian Microcensus. For the purpose of analysing older generations, this survey is useful since the data is stratified by age groups. Weaknesses: The voluntary nature of the survey may bias the sample in favor of persons who have more time (i.e. are engaged in fewer time-consuming activities).

Applicability


Strengths: This survey can be linked with the Austrian Microcensus. For the purpose of analysing older generations, this survey is useful since the data is stratified by age groups. Weaknesses: The voluntary nature of the survey may bias the sample in favor of persons who have more time (i.e. are engaged in fewer time-consuming activities).


  • The information about this dataset was compiled by the author:
  • Maria M. Hofmarcher
  • (see Partners)