Annual Youth Survey
About the Mission Australia Youth Survey
The Mission Australia Youth Survey is Australia’s largest online youth survey, providing a platform for young people aged 15 to 19 to ‘speak up’ about the issues that really concern them.
Each year, the Youth Survey gives valuable insights into the lives of young Australians and an understanding of their aspirations, values, concerns and ambitions. The survey provides a snapshot of how young people feel about their own lives and broader national issues.
Mission Australia CEO James Toomey urges young people across Australia to speak up.
The Youth Survey provides an important snapshot of young Australians and offers many important insights. It equips organisations like Mission Australia with current evidence on how young people are faring so we can advocate on their behalf for the services and broader policy changes that they need.
The 2018 Mission Australia Youth Survey is now closed, the results are being analysed and will be released before the end of the year.
Highlights from the 2017 Youth Survey
A record 24,000 young people participated in the 2017 Youth Survey. The top three issues identified by young people as the most important in Australia today were mental health, alcohol and drugs and equity and discrimination, with mental health emerging as the top concern for the first time in the 16-year history of reporting. Young people continued to highlight coping with stress, school or study problems and body image as their top three issues of personal concern.
Read the report
Youth Survey 2017 Results
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