Understanding youth transitions


The Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) is a study that follows young Australians over 10 years, from their mid-teens to mid-twenties, as they move through school to further study, work and beyond.

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Generation Z: life after school


Our latest infographic explores the results from the 2019 surveys for our youngest cohort when they were, on average, 19 years old. We look at their levels of engagement with study and work, their desire for different work, and what they think about their health. Of Australians aged 19 in 2019:

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Latest News


The 2021 survey is now open.

Last year your responses shaped important decisions about young Australians. This year, let’s keep things moving!

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Reference sources updated

Peer-reviewed journal articles published in 2020 and early 2021 that make use of LSAY data have now been added to our reference sources page

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LSAY Y15 wave 5 2019 data now available

Data collected from the Y15 wave 5 2019 interviews are now available. Apply to access the LSAY data from the ADA Dataverse.

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