Membership of groups

Nov 22, 2016

Q. Are you currently a member or have you ever been a member of any of the following groups?

  Currently a member Previously a member Never been a member
Union 12% 31% 56%
Business/industry association 6% 9% 85%
Political party 2% 6% 91%
Professional sporting clubs (AFL, NRL, etc.) 10% 11% 79%
Local Sporting clubs 14% 22% 64%
Local community organisation (Lions, Rotary, etc) 5% 10% 85%
Active member of a Church 12% 17% 71%
School council or parents group 7% 19% 75%
Environment group 4% 7% 89%
Other voluntary organisation 14% 21% 66%

14% say they are members of local sporting clubs, 14% other voluntary groups, 12% are union members and 12% active church members. 31% are previous union members, 22% previous members of local sporting clubs and 21% were previously members of other volunteer organisations.

Currently a member Total Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+
Union 12% 13% 12% 17% 14% 5%
Business/industry association 6% 9% 3% 9% 6% 2%
Political party 2% 3% 1% 3% 2% 2%
Professional sporting clubs (AFL, NRL, etc.) 10% 14% 6% 10% 11% 8%
Local Sporting clubs 14% 17% 12% 13% 14% 15%
Local community organisation (Lions, Rotary, etc) 5% 6% 5% 7% 4% 6%
Active member of a Church 12% 12% 13% 12% 11% 13%
School council or parents group 7% 6% 7% 6% 10% 2%
Environment group 4% 5% 3% 5% 5% 2%
Other voluntary organisation 14% 11% 16% 9% 13% 21%

Women were more likely to be members of volunteer organisations (16%) and church members (13%).

Men were more likely to be local sporting clubs (17%) and professional sporting clubs (14%).