Wellbeing Snapshots

Caring and supportive adults at school

Children and young people benefit from care and support from adults in their home, school and community. These relationships help them to develop resilience, avoid risky behaviours and prepare for adulthood. In 2018, 64% of year 4 to year 10 students in South Australia reported having an important adult at school, an increase from 2016 (48%).

Aboriginal students and students with disability (both 70%) were more likely to report having an important adult at school.

In metropolitan Adelaide, the region with the highest proportion of year 4 to year 10 students who reported having an important adult at school is Campbelltown (68%). In regional/remote South Australia, the Outback – North and East regions had the highest proportion (72%).

Sport outside school

In 2018, 74% of all year 4 to year 10 students in South Australia participated in sport outside school hours, a slight increase from 2016 (71%).

In metropolitan Adelaide, the two regions with the highest proportion of year 4 to year 10 students participating in sport outside school was Holdfast Bay and Unley (both 85%). In regional/remote South Australia the two regions with the highest proportion was Eyre Peninsula and South West, and Limestone Coast (both 77%).

The proportion of Aboriginal students and students with disability participating in sport outside school was 69% and 58% respectively.

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