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 at 17


This infographic provides a snapshot of the lives of 17-year-old Australians in relation to school, work, living arrangements and the skills future workplaces will require. We use the latest LSAY data from those who were 17-years-old in 2017 to look at the group of young Australians who will transition from school to a world of work demanding new skills and experience.

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Latest News


LSAY Y15 wave 3 (2017) data now available

Data collected from the Y15 wave 3 (2017) interviews are now available. Apply to access the LSAY data from the ADA Dataverse.

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The LSAY 2018 survey is now closed

Thank you to all participants who completed their 2018 survey. Don’t forget to update your details so we can get in touch later in the year!

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An introduction to the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY)

This journal article introduces readers to LSAY by providing an overview of its origins, design, data collection methods and survey outputs.

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