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.
Mission Australia CEO James Toomey urges young people across Australia to get involved and speak up in the charity’s annual Youth Survey.
“Last year we heard that many young people did not have the avenues to speak up on the issues that matter to them. The Youth Survey 2020 provides a forum for young people to highlight their personal aspirations and concerns, and express the issues they think are important in Australia today. In a climate where young people are actively seeking out opportunities to make their views known, the Youth Survey 2020 offers a safe and reliable platform to speak up. Their valuable insights provide up-to-date evidence to inform advocacy and policy change on the issues that affect their lives.”
The survey closes on 31 July 2020, with results to be analysed and released before the end of the year.
Individual Youth Survey reports are available for schools and organisations where a minimum of 100 respondents complete the survey. If you would like to request an individual report, please contact us before commencing the survey to receive a unique code.
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.
Read the report
- Mission Australia Youth Survey Report 2019
- Mission Australia Youth Survey infographic 2019
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander summary (Youth Survey 2019)
- From city to country: Comparing major cities and regional areas (Youth Survey Report 2019)
Want to get involved?
We want you on board for the 2020 Youth Survey! If you are a school, community organisation or a young person that would like to learn more or take part in the survey, please register your details and we’ll be in contact.
Youth Survey report 2019
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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.
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