Census of Population and Housing: Australia's Youth, 2001 (ABS cat. no. 2059.0)
The characteristics of youth (15 to 24 year olds) are explored in detail in a new publication from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Census of Population and Housing: Australia's Youth, 2001 (cat. no. 2059.0)
Some youth facts for Western Australia include :
This publication provides an updated snapshot of young people across a range of areas of social concern. It explores issues such as: Indigenous and cultural background, ancestry, language proficiency, family relationships, participation in education and the labour force, income levels, and use of computers and the Internet. Also included is an in-depth feature article exploring the mobility patterns of youth.
- In 2001, there were 260,300 people aged 15-24 years, equating to 14% of the WA population and 10% of the Australian youth population.
- Nearly one-fifth (19%) of WA's youth population were born overseas, the highest proportion of all states and territories.
- 56% of WA's youth had used a computer at home in the week preceding the census, compared with 59% nationally.
- Nearly two-thirds (65%) of WA's youth participated in the labour force in 2001, compared to a national participation rate of 63%.
- 49% of WA's youth were attending an educational institution, compared with the national rate of 53%.
Further information can be obtained from the Children and Youth Statistics Theme Page
Or, for a hard copy of the publication phone 1300 135 070.