Mission Australia Youth Survey Report 2017
Jan 25, 2018
Every year, Mission Australia conducts a survey of young people, in order to find out the issues of concern for young people. A total of 24 055 young people aged 15-19 completed the survey in 2017, with 19.1% of participants from Queensland, with 4.1% of those young people identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. The Queensland young people identified "Coping with stress" as their top issue of concern, with 42.5% of young people indicating they were either extremely concerned or very concerned with this. The second most commonly nominated issue of concern was "School or study problems", with 34.1% of young people indicating they were either extremely or very concerned. The third most nominated issue of concern was "Body image" with 28.2% of respondents either extremely or very concerned.