About LSAY research

Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) research provides an understanding of the key transitions and pathways in the lives of young people, particularly the transitions from compulsory schooling to further education, training and the labour market. LSAY also helps to inform policy development by governments to provide more effective support to young people.

LSAY findings are used to produce a number of reports, including research reports, briefing papers, discussion papers and technical papers. Topics explored cover:

  • school (including attitudes, engagement, subject choices)
  • post-school study and transitions (including early leaving, pathways, tertiary education)
  • work (including unemployment, earnings, job seeking)
  • equity and social aspects (including specific equity groups (rural, Indigenous), well-being, life satisfaction).

Other published works that draw on LSAY data are indexed on the VOCEDplus database.

For more information, please refer to our Researchers and policymakers page or search for LSAY publications published on this website.