Mission Australia Youth Survey 2018
Dec 7, 2018
The results of the Mission Australia Youth Survey Report for 2018 have now been released. Mission Australia hold an annual survey where they ask young people between the ages of 15 and 19 numerous questions in relation to various domains and captures their views and perspectives on a range of issues. Topics covered by the survey this year included education and employment, barriers to employment, moving out of home, participation in community activities, general wellbeing, values and concerns, preferred sources of support, as well as feelings about the future.
This year almost 30,000 young people responded and some of the results showed:
- Most of the young people surveyed were still at school and, of those who were studying, 96.3% stated that they intended to complete Year 12.
- Young people identified the three top issues they were concerned about were mental health (43.0%), alcohol and drugs (28.7%) and equity and discrimination (23.4%).
- Between 2016 and 2018, the proportion of those indicating mental health as an important national issue has more than doubled: from 20.6% in 2016 to 43.0% this year.