UNICEF Australia's report finds Australia’s youngest generation is the most vulnerable

Last Modified: Thu Jun 16 2016 07:39:16 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 74%
    of 20 to 24-year olds from low socioeconomic backgrounds complete Year 12 or equivalent, compared with 94% if they were from high socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • 25%
    of the homeless population are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, even as they make up just 2.5 per cent of the general population.
  • 12.4%
    of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are living in poverty, compared to 9.3% of non- indigenous children.
  • 8.1
    children per every 1,000 were in out of home care in 2014 compared to just 3 per 1,000 children in 1990.
  • 9.2x
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are more likely to be in out of home care than non-Indigenous children.
  • 79.9%
    of young people who have been homeless have a mental disability. 61.2% have a physical disability as well.