HOW DO YOUNG PEOPLE FEEL ABOUT THEIR COMMUNITY?

November 3, 2017

HOW DO YOUNG PEOPLE FEEL ABOUT THEIR COMMUNITY?

A report has been released using findings from Mission Australia's Youth Survey 2016 with young people grouped according to whether they lived in low, moderate or high socio-economic status (SES) areas.  The Mission Australia report, "Concepts of community: young people's concerns, views and experiences - findings from the Youth Survey 2016" explores young people's concerns about a variety of community issues, such as AOD use, feelings of trust and safety within their community, experiences of discrimination and their participation in social activities. The findings highlight some of the particular disadvantages faced by young people living in low SES areas.  For example, young people from low SES areas were considerably more concerned about the use of AOD in their community, they were more likely to identify personal safety, suicide and family conflict as issues of personal concern and importantly, were the least likely to have participated in social or community activities.

You can read the full report here.