Youth – national and international data sources

Australian Bureau of Statistics: Information Paper: Key Issues Relating to Children and Youth, Australia (2005)[...] .pdf

This discussion paper presents statistics and discussion on priorities and development in the field of children and youth in Australia. The paper presents key themes, policies, and issues, examining health, abuse, economic disadvantage, learning, employment, risk behaviours, and social participation. Further ABS youth statistics can be found through “Children and Youth News”:

Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies

The Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies provides information on issues affecting young people in Australia today. The site contains online access to abstracts for Youth Studies Australia, an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal, an extensive database, information on events, affiliated organisations, forums, bibliographies, courses, links, youth facts, and newsletters. For facts and statistics see

Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth

The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) is a national collaborative organisation committed to building a better future for children and young people in Australia. The site provides information on projects, members and events, as well as access to online publications and a media archive.

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, works in 190 countries across the world. The UNICEF website is a comprehensive information portal. The UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre (IRC), a virtual library with an extensive range of electronic publications, reports, bulletins, and news items, is available at

Australian Youth Foundation, “How young people are faring 2012”

The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) is a national, independent, non-profit organisation which dedicates itself to young people. Its annual series on How Young People are Faring provides an insight into the employment and education situation for young Australians.