The percentage of Victorians who volunteer in the sector reflects both social benefits to volunteers through building a sense of identity and of community, but also economic benefit to creative and cultural industries which employ the volunteers.
The measure is derived from the Australia Council - National Arts Participation survey which incorporates a broad range of creative and cultural activity and is not limited to State-owned or institutions or supported organisations.
The rate of volunteering in Victoria has increased over the history of this survey.
For this metric, the Australia Council asked: "Have you done volunteer work for the arts / unpaid, helped out artists or community groups with arts activities?"
In 2016, 17% of Victorians answered 'yes' to this question.
Learn more about volunteering data.