December 17, 2015

Mission Australia Youth Survey 2015

Young people are the future of Australia. As a society and as individuals, we must do everything we can to nurture their ambitions and support them to achieve their potential.

Now in its 14th year, Mission Australia’s Youth Survey provides a unique window into the lives of young Australians. The biggest survey of its type in Australia, it’s a well-respected report that gives parents, policy makers, teachers and advocates a greater understanding of our young people.

The Youth Survey 2015 provides a special focus on the barriers young people believe prevent them from reaching their work and study goals. It explores young people’s concerns around their ability to achieve their goals and aspirations in the context of high youth unemployment and a rapidly changing job market.

Pleasingly, over half of respondents had a high level of confidence in their ability to achieve goals in study and work after school. But not all were so sure – one in ten young people reported that they were only slightly or not at all confident in their ability to achieve their goals.

Mission Australia Youth Survey 2015-NAT (full version)