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Data and research

Comprehensive data on Western Australia and our children and young people is important to developing a clear picture on their wellbeing.


Reports

Data Snapshot - Students views on safety

The Commissioner’s Speaking Out Survey 2021 (SOS21), conducted with 16,532 WA students, affirmed previous findings that many children and young people do not always feel safe at home, at school and in their community.

Data Snapshot - Aboriginal students views on their wellbeing

In 2021, the Commissioner's Speaking Out Survey 2021 (SOS21) heard from 16,532 WA Year 4 to Year 12 students, including 1,503 Aboriginal students. A key SOS21 finding was that while Aboriginal students fared less well than non-Aboriginal students in terms of material needs and family worries, many reported high self-esteem and a sense of belonging in their communities.

Data Snapshot - Students views on their mental health

A key finding in the Speaking Out Survey 2021 (SOS21) conducted with 16,532 WA students is that mental health issues are a significant concern for children and young people – this supports the findings of the Commissioner’s Speaking Out Survey 2019 results.

Girls’ wellbeing: Insights from the 2021 Speaking Out Survey

This report analyses girls’ wellbeing using the SOS21 quantitative and qualitative data. The voices of female children and young people in this report provide a critical insight into their views and experiences.

Policy briefs

Family relationships

Developed from the Commissioner's 2014 Wellbeing Monitoring Framework

Aboriginal children and young people's education

Developed from the Commissioner's 2014 Wellbeing Monitoring Framework

Regional and remote areas: The impact on the wellbeing of WA children and young people

Developed from the Commissioner's 2014 Wellbeing Monitoring Framework

Safety and child protection: The impact on the wellbeing of WA children and young people

Developed from the Commissioner's 2014 Wellbeing Monitoring Framework

More information

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Events

Using data and best practice programs to improve wellbeing

Presentations were delivered at seminars on 17 and 23 July 2014 on Using data and best practice programs to improve wellbeing

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