The early years of a child’s life provide the foundation for future heath, development and wellbeing. The transitions from childhood to adolescence to independent adulthood are also crucial periods for establishing positive health and social behaviours.
More reports and statistics on children & youth can be found under Adoption, Child protection and Mothers & babies.
of Australian children were fully immunised by the time they started school in 2015
of children aged 5–14 and 22% of young people aged 15–24 are overweight or obese
children aged 0–14 and 80,000 young people aged 15–24 were hospitalised in 2013–14 due to injury and poisoning
of young people aged 15–24 drink alcohol at levels that puts them at risk of harm
of children aged 5–14 and 3.3% of people aged 15–24 eat enough fruit and vegetables
of children aged 4–12 were classified as having abnormal social and emotional wellbeing in 2013–14
of young people aged 12–17 had a mental health disorder in the last 12 months
of young people aged 15–24 were current daily smokers in 2013 compared with 21% in 2001
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