Nova Scotia Volunteer Rates and Average Volunteer Hours (2018)The following table provides Statistics Canada data on volunteer rates and annual volunteer hours for the province of Nova Scotia. The dataset was released on January 26, 2021. Source: Statistics Canada. Table 45-10-0039-01 Volunteer rate and average annual volunteer hours, by definition of volunteering and age group
|Definition of formal volunteering|
|Age||Volunteer rate||Average annual volunteer hours||Median annual volunteer hours||Total annual volunteer hours (x 1,000,000)||Population distribution||Percentage of total volunteer hours|
|Total, all ages||44.6||145||40||53||100.0||100.0|
|15 to 24 years||45.7E||54E||F||3E||14.0||5.4E|
|25 to 34 years||31.9E||91E||F||F||14.6||F|
|35 to 44 years||55.1||98E||31E||6E||14.1||11.8E|
|45 to 54 years||50.0||173E||F||11E||15.8||21.1E|
|55 to 64 years||42.2||F||47E||F||18.3||23.3E|
|65 to 74 years||52.6||217||117E||13||14.1||24.9|
|75 years and older||30.3||161E||F||4E||9.1||6.8E|
Estimates of average and median annual volunteer hours are calculated for volunteers only.
Formal volunteering = A formal volunteer is a person who performed a service without pay, on behalf of a charitable or non-profit organization, at least once in the 12 month reference period preceding the survey. This includes mandatory and employer supported hours and amounts of less than one hour reported by organization. It excludes informal volunteering.
E = use with caution
F = too unreliable to be published