Citizenship Snapshots

Household advantage and disadvantage

The Australia Bureau of Statistics has created an experimental index of household advantage and disadvantage. This socioeconomic measure is based on the characteristics of dwellings and the people living in them.

In South Australia, 17% of young people lived in households that are the most disadvantaged and 33% in the most advantaged in 2016, compared to 14% and 38% Australia-wide.

In the Port Lincoln – Ceduna and Port Augusta regions two-thirds (67%) of Aboriginal young people lived in the most disadvantaged households in 2016.

Financial security

In 2019, 41% of young people aged 15-19 years in South Australia reported not feeling at all concerned about financial security. However, for some financial security is a concern as they prepare for independence. In 2019, 17% of 15-19 year olds reported feeling very or extremely concerned about their financial security, a slight decrease from 2018 (18%) and slightly lower than the national average (18%).

In 2019, 22% of 15-19 year olds in South Australia reported feeling slightly concerned and 20% reported feeling somewhat concerned.

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  • Young people participating in volunteering
  • Enrolled to vote
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  • Young people who commenced an apprenticeship/ traineeship
  • Young people who have a drivers licence

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