1136.0 - Directory of Education and Training Statistics, 2007  
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How Young People Are Faring


Dusseldorp Skills Forum
1 Glebe St, Glebe, NSW 2037
Telephone (02) 9571 8347
Email info@dsf.org.au
Website http://www.dsf.org.au


The How Young People Are Faring (HYPAF) report series concentrates on transitions in the lives of young people (ages 15–24 years). It has to major topics: less than full engagement in study and work, and the youth labour market. HYPAF considers the study and employment situations of three groups: teenagers aged 15–19 years, young adults (aged 20–24 years), and those aged 15–24 years who had left school in the year prior to the reference year. HYPAF analyses labour force status, educational enrolment status (full- or part-time, or not enrolled), and -- for school leavers -- the highest year of school completed. It focusses particularly on those who are not 'fully engaged' in study or work. Full engagement includes being enrolled to study full-time, or employed full-time, or combining part-time study with part-time work.


Persons aged 15–24 years.

Reference Period

Calendar year

Frequency of Publication


Method of Collection

Not applicable. HYPAF draws mainly upon ABS population survey data, from Education and Work, Australia (ABS cat. no. 6227.0) and the ABS Labour Force Survey.


Release Schedule

HYPAF is normally released in the third quarter of the year.


How Young People Are Faring: Key Indicators.Dusseldorp Skills Forum, Sydney.
How Young People Are Faring: At A Glance.Dusseldorp Skills Forum, Sydney.
Available electronically from the website, http://www.dsf.org.au. HYPAF is accompanied by commentaries and other supporting matter on the DSF website.



Data Service

Not applicable. Some indicators in HYPAF can be disaggregated by state, but the 'school leaver' population is too small to support further disaggregation. Inquiries for more detailed HYPAF data should be made with the ABS National Information and Referral Service, email client.services@abs.gov.au.

Other Information

HYPAF is researched and compiled for DSF by Mr Michael Long of the Centre for the Economics of Education and Training at Monash University.

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