Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Mission Australia 2013 Youth Survey

Australia's largest annual 'temperature check' of teenagers has been launched and released today. The Mission Australia Youth Survey contain much interesting and useful information about what is happening in the lives of young Australians.

"The survey is open to all Australians aged between 15 and 19, with thousands of teenagers from our cities, towns and rural and remote areas taking part."

Some of the highlights identified by Mission Australia are:
  • For the first time ever, young women ranked equity and discrimination as the top issue facing the country, indicating concerns about workplace discrimination, racism and inequality.
  • The top three issues of personal concern for young people continue to be coping with stress, school or study problems and body image.
  • The internet is the number one source of information for young people, with 1 in 5 young people spending at least 20 hours a week on social networking sites.
  • 1 in 5 young people indicated they were either extremely or very concerned about family conflict.
For the me I am always interested to see what young people say they value, what relationships are most important and this year how much time is spent on social networking.

What stands out for you in the Mission Australia Survey?

Check out the full survey here.