Using the latest data available from a range of sources, it shows how Australia is tracking at both the national level and for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. It also reports on international data, illustrating how Australia compares to other similar countries. Drawing this data together gives us a snapshot of the well-being of children and young people in Australia.
This is the third such report, the previous two being in and In some areas it is possible to identify trends across the three reports, at least for Australian data. In some categories, there are more than 35 countries in the sample. Naturally, each country is different and each country experiences vastly different cultural circumstances.
However, these kinds of measures can be useful in determining the nature of support that our children and young people require to thrive. I find myself contemplating these matters a great deal and I read the material with interest. There was some good news in the Report Card. Australia topped the world in low rates of early female marriage, parental time with children, lowest youth smoking rates, child-to-staff ratios in pre-primary education services, and compulsory instruction time in primary and lower secondary education.
Top Five scores in youth alcohol abuse 2ndchildren and youth in prison 4thaccess to career guidance 3rdyouth employment 4thgender equality in education 2nd. Top Ten scores in support networks 8thcomputer access in low SES households 10thhousing stress 9thlife expectancy at birth 6thyouth life satisfaction 10thyouth participation in tertiary education 7thand youth participation in apprenticeship programs 6th.
Our performance in a number of areas was no better than mid table i. Our performance in learning seems to have stalled, which has been observed: Year 4 reading 28thYear 4 Science 28thYear 9 Maths 25th. This is of concern to us all and is particularly significant in regional and remote Australia.
The picture for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children remains stubbornly poor and, when viewed with the recent Closing the Gap Report Card, is similarly cause for concern. Bottom Third scores — red flags.
We note with concern some disturbing figures for Australian children and young people: Feeling of belonging in school 26thschool pressure 24thchild obesity 28thchildren living in jobless households 29thteenage pregnancy 30th ii.
Bullying reports at Year 4 level 40thyears spent in early childcare 42nd The Report notes that mental health is a growing issue for young Australians.
The previous figure in was In other words, our young people are feeling more stressed than they were in They feel less safe, less connected with one another and less secure in their neighbourhood.
This is despite the high level of parental time with children, in which Australia was placed top of the OECD respondents.Contents1 About2 What ARACY does Report Card: The wellbeing of young Australians ()3 See Also4 External links About The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) progresses and promotes evidence-based programs and strategies to improve the wellbeing of children and young people.
By collaborating with researchers, . Jun 02, · News: ARACY Report Card into Health and Wellbeing of Young Australians. A wealthy, powerful country that is active on a global scale, Australia generally protects the rights of its children.
In the largely homogeneous country, the majority of Australian children are offered the resources they need to succeed in education and to live healthy, safe lives. However, there is a huge amount of inequality in the [ ]. This is the third release of the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) Report Card, updating previous editions released in and It uses the latest available data, from a range of sources across a range of indicators.