The Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) survey program tracks
15-year-olds over a ten-year period as they move from school into further study and training, work, and into adulthood. It provides valuable insight into key perspectives and changes for young Australians.
Generation Z: Life at 17 uses data from the LSAY to provide a snapshot of 17-year-old Australians’ study, work, and living arrangements in 2017, as they acquire the skills and experience they need to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.
Around 60% of 17-year-old Australians have a job while at school, according to new data released by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER). Many 17-year-old school students are also part of the new gig economy, with 8% undertaking ‘gig work’ like online tasks, babysitting and cleaning.
For more information view the Generation Z: Life at 17 infographic on the LSAY website
The latest data from the group of participants who commenced the LSAY program in 2015, known as the ‘Y15 cohort’, has also been released today.