The Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) uses large, nationally representative samples of students at school to collect information about education, training, work, financial matters, health, social activities, and related issues. LSAY began in 1995 and to date, six cohorts have commenced the survey program.

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Data collected from the 2018 interviews for the Y15 (wave 4) and Y09 (wave 10) cohorts are now available. Data are also available from the first up until the final wave for the Y95, Y98, Y03 and Y06 cohorts. These earlier cohorts have now completed the survey program.

LSAY records for the Y15 cohort have now been linked to several data sources including ACARA My School, National Assessment Program — Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) and the National VET Provider Collection. See our data linkage page for more information.

Access to the LSAY data is free via a formal request and registration process managed by the Australian Data Archive (ADA).

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