Country of birth
At the last Census in 2016, almost 9 in 10 (87%) children and young people under 18 years living in South Australia had been born in Australia. Of children and young people born overseas and living in South Australia most came from England, India, China (excluding SARS and Taiwan), Philippines and New Zealand.
The region in metropolitan Adelaide with the highest proportion of children and young people under 18 years born overseas was Adelaide City (32%). In country South Australia, the highest proportion of children and young people under 18 years born overseas was the Outback – North East region (10%).
Some children and young people take on caring responsibilities for members of their household with short- or long-term illness or disability. The 2016 Census data indicate that 5% of 15 to 19 year olds in South Australia provided unpaid assistance to another person with disability. Similar data from the 2016 Census for carers under 15 years are not being collected/available.
In regional/rural South Australia the region with the highest proportion of young carers in 2016 was the region of ‘Outback – North and East’ (8%). In metropolitan Adelaide the regions of Playford, Salisbury and Port Adelaide had 6% of young carers (15 to 19 years) each.
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- Civics and citizenship
- Household advantage and disadvantage
- Financial security
- Life satisfaction
- Average hours worked
- Young people participating in volunteering
- Enrolled to vote
- VET for schools
- Young people who commenced an apprenticeship/ traineeship
- Young people who have a drivers licence