Report – National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth report: Youth survey 2017

Report – National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth report: Youth survey 2017

15 October 2018

This report provides insights into the aspirations, experiences and concerns of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.

This report has been released by Mission Australia.

Mission Australia’s annual Youth Survey explores the aspirations, experiences and concerns of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people (aged 15-19 years) in Australia.

The survey captured data on topics such as education, employment, challenges around post-school goals, participation in community activities, general wellbeing, values and concerns, preferred sources of support and feelings about the future. 

A total of 1,265 survey respondents identified as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.

Among the key findings were concerns around drugs, alcohol, bullying, personal safety, discrimination and finding employment. The survey also found that the vast majority (75%) of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people rated family relationships as extremely or very important to them. 

The report details the survey responses and provides policy recommendations.

Access the full report via the Mission Australia website.

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