Most pressing issues among young people Australia 2018-2019

In a survey conducted in 2019, 43 percent of the respondents stated that the most pressing issue among young people in Australia was climate change. This increased from 2018, suggesting that there was growing concern about climate change among young people in Australia in 2019. In 2019, it was also announced that there had been an increase in the number of species which faced extinction due to climate change.

Leading issues perceived by young people in Australia in 2018 and 2019

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Release date

September 2019



Survey time period

2018 and 2019*

Number of respondents

15,703 respondents

Age group

18 to 29 years old

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

*Survey period not specified by the source.

Values may not add up to 100 percent due to possible non-responses.

The survey question was phrased as follows: What is the most pressing issue affecting your generation?''

There was a further option to choose crime as a pressing issue, however zero percent of respondents stated this was a pressing issue for their generation.

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