Annual Youth Survey
About the Mission Australia Youth Survey
The 2020 Mission Australia Youth Survey is now closed.
We would like to thank all the young people who shared with us their concerns, aspirations and perspectives on important matters. We would also like to extend our appreciation to all the schools, organisations and Mission Australia staff who supported their involvement.
We are currently writing the Youth Survey Report 2020. The report will be released in November 2020.
If you would like to receive a copy of the report, or express your interest in the 2021 Youth Survey please complete the Expression of Interest form below.
Highlights from the 2019 Youth Survey
We had 25,126 young people participate in the 2019 Youth Survey. Young people reported mental health, the environment and equity and discrimination as the three most important issues in Australia today. For the third year running, mental health was identified as the top National issue for young people. Mental health also relates to each of the top four personal issues of concern in 2019: coping with stress, school or study problems, mental health and body image. Notably, the environment soared from eighth place in 2018 to second place in 2019 of topics young people say are important issues in Australia.
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Homelessness & social
We believe every person in Australia should have access to safe and secure housing.
families & communities
Early intervention and prevention allows us to address issues before they become major setbacks.
Mental health, alcohol
& other drugs
With the right support, people can improve their mental health or break the cycle of addiction
Disability, visible or not, shouldn’t prevent a person from being active in their community.
Employment can benefit a person's health and wellbeing, as well as their financial situation.
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