Dataset: Longitudinal Study of Australian Youth (LSAY)


The Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) tracks cohorts of young people as they move from school into further study, work and other destinations. Survey participants (collectively known as a 'cohort') enter the study when they turn 15 years of age, or in Year 9 (prior to 2003). Studies began in 1995 (Y95 cohort), 1998 (Y98 cohort), 2003 (Y03 cohort), 2006 (Y06 cohort) and more recently in 2009 (Y09 cohort). Plans are underway to develop a 2016 cohort.

Cohorts are interviewed annually, however reports and publications based upon the data are released regularly on the website.

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