How are they faring?

South Australia’s Report Card for children and young people

South Australia’s Report Card for children and young people is a report of population-level outcomes for children and young people from birth to 18 years under South Australia’s Outcomes Framework for Children and Young People (framework).

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The report card is in two distinct parts

The data in both parts are reported for the framework’s five legislated dimensions – health, safety, wellbeing, education and preparing for adulthood – to provide an evidence base that informs strategies, objectives, policies and funding decisions.

Reports for all children and young people

Reports for Aboriginal children and young people

Demographics of South Australia’s children and young people

374,400

Children and young people under 18 years estimated to be living in South Australia. (2022)

22%

Children and young people under 20 years were living in rural and regional areas in South Australia. (2022)

20%

South Australia’s total population is children and young people under 18 years. (2021)

26%

Estimated to be living in the most disadvantaged socio-economic circumstances (19.4% nationally). (2022)