Safety Snapshots

Personal safety

Feeling safe is important. In 2019, 45% of young people aged 15-19 years in South Australia reported not being at all concerned about their personal safety however; 18% of 15-19 year olds reported feeling very or extremely concerned about their personal safety, an increase since 2014 (13%). In 2019, 20% of 15-19 year olds in South Australia reported feeling slightly concerned and 18% reported feeling somewhat concerned.

Nationally, 18% of 15-19 year olds reported feeling very or extremely concerned about their personal safety.

Potentially preventable hospitalisations

Potentially preventable hospitalisations are counted as admissions to hospital that may have been prevented by timely and adequate care in the community. In Australia, 22 conditions are considered preventable. These conditions are categorised into 3 broad areas, namely chronic, acute and vaccine-preventable conditions.

In 2018, there were approximately 5,800 potentially preventable hospitalisations of children and young people aged birth to 17 years in South Australia, comprising 13% of all hospitalisations of children and young people.

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  • Deaths as a result of injury
  • Child protection 2017-18
  • Young people apprehended by police
  • Homelessness
  • Housing stress
  • Unrestrained children in cars
  • Road and traffic safety

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