Reports: Mission Australia Youth Survey 2023

Mission Australia’s new Youth Survey Report 2023 provides invaluable insights into young people’s thoughts, experiences, concerns and solutions.

Young people in Australia are most concerned about the environment, discrimination, the economy and cost of living, and the effect mental ill-health has on the lives of many, according to the country’s largest youth survey.

Responses from more than 19,500 young people aged 15 to 19 found the environment (44%), equity and discrimination (31%), the economy and financial matters (31%) and mental health (30%) topped the issues they considered most important in Australia.

In addition to their societal awareness, young people demonstrated great insight into the challenges they have personally faced this year as well as possible solutions to those challenges. The most common responses were themed around school (49%), mental health (24%) and relationships (21%).

Access the report.