How are South Australia’s children and young people faring?

South Australia’s 2021 Report Card, provides an evidence-base to inform strategies, set objectives and implement policies to improve outcomes for young South Australians under 18 years. This second report card of population-level outcomes includes three data tables that provide trend snapshots for the 67 measures of the framework and highlight data shortfalls. The report makes one priority recommendation for collective action in 2022.

Charter for Children and Young People officially launched

The Hon John Gardner MP, Minister for Education, officially launched the Charter for Children and Young People on 9 June 2021 at the Adelaide Zoo with 108 children and young people.  After formally thanking those who wrote post cards to him in 2019, the Minister officially unveiled the Charter.

CYP ‘Stat’ of the week

Did you know?


In 2021, four-fifths (82.1%) of Years 4 to 10 students reported feeling optimistic about life

Investment to improve early child development welcomed

The Council applauds this week’s State Budget announcement to invest $50.1 million to enable the new Early Learning Strategy.   Learn more >

Children and young people discussed what the 20 Charter conditions mean to them and advised how the Charter could be used in the future. Their ideas were captured in the What We Heard –  Summary Report.

CYP Facts

369,900 children and young people under 18 years are estimated to be living in South Australia
including 18,000 Aboriginal children and young people     Learn more >


Engagement in education and the workforce is a dashboard report that visually displays data on the levels of enrolment and involvement of young South Australians (15-19 years) in school, accredited training courses, higher education and the workforce.   Learn more >

Health Snapshots

Illicit drugs

Consumption of unhealthy food and drink

Learn more >

Safety Snapshots

Out-of-home care

Victims of assault

Learn more >

Wellbeing Snapshots

Social media

Body image

Learn more >

Education Snapshots

Students with disability

Science literacy

Learn more >

Citizenship Snapshots

Country of birth

Young carers

Learn more >