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Childhood is an important time for healthy development, learning, and establishing the foundations for future wellbeing. Most Australian children are healthy, safe and doing well. However, childhood is also a time of vulnerability and a child’s outcomes can vary depending on where they live and their family’s circumstances. This report brings together a range of data on children’s wellbeing and their experiences at home, school and in the community. Highlights are presented in Australia’s children: in brief.
Between 2011 and 2019, the proportion of mothers smoking during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy fell from 13% to 9%
In 2019–20, almost 39,500 children aged 0–12 were the subject of a child protection substantiation
In 2021, most Year 5 students achieved at or above the national minimum standards for reading (95%) and numeracy (95%)
Around 62,300 children aged 0–14 received specialist homelessness services in 2020–21
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