National survey of young Australians


Mission Australia’s  National Survey of Young Australians 2010  has been launched.  The results of the survey assist with the development of programs and services that meet young people’s needs, as well as being a key resource document for policy makers in the youth space.

The survey is for all young people aged between 11 and 24 years and asks them what is important to them, what their issues of concern are, where they turn to for advice and support and their participation in community activities.

This year the survey has some additional questions, around what young people think should be done about their issues of concern, what they see as the main issues in Australia today, and how optimistic they feel about the future. These questions will help us to develop youth advocacy strategies that are shaped by the voices of young people themselves. 

Last year close to 48,000 young people participated.

The survey can be completed online at until Friday 2 July 2010.

Louise McMorland, Youth Librarian, Manly Library (from the Mission Australia website)

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