Citizenship Snapshots

Life satisfaction

In 2018, 76% of 18 year olds in South Australia reported being satisfied with their lives overall, a slightly lower proportion than the national average (78%). In 2016, when this cohort of young people was 16 years old, 79% had reported being satisfied with their lives overall and, in 2017 when they were 17 years old, 81% had reported being satisfied with their lives overall.

In 2018, 18 year old males (78%) were more likely to report being satisfied with their lives overall than females (75%), a reverse from 2016 when they were 16 years old (females 81%; males 77%).

In 2018, 95% of Aboriginal 18 year olds in South Australia reported being satisfied with their lives overall. (In 2016, at 16 years of age, 67% had reported being satisfied with their lives overall).

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