A new study from Third Sector Research Centre uses data from the 2005 and 2007 Citizenship Surveys to map broad differences in levels of volunteering and social capital between ninety different types of place in England. There is a “positive association . . . between the level of formal volunteering and informal volunteering and the level of social capital”.
TSRC page includes link to Working Paper ‘Patterns of social capital, voluntary activity and area deprivation in England’ (pdf, 244KB).