Mornington Peninsula Youth Data

We understand the importance of providing our community with up-to-date data on our young people.

This helps us and other local organisations:

  • Understand what is happening at a local level.
  • Plan and support programs and services that cater to the needs of our young people.
  • Create long-term improvements in areas of concern.
  • Apply for grants and funding.

We use two data tools: the Resilient Youth Survey and Mission Australia Survey.

Access the latest youth data

Resilient Youth Australia Resilience Survey

In 2023 Mornington Peninsula Shire surveyed 1033 young people in Years 3 to 6 across 10 primary schools in a pilot program funded through School Focused Youth Services.

Access the 2023 survey reports:

  1. Access a summary of 2023 Resilience survey results (PDF)
  2. Access the 2023 Resilience Mental health report (PDF)

Mission Australia Youth Survey

In 2023, 301 young people across the Mornington Peninsula and Frankston completed the Mission Australia Youth survey.

Access the 2023 Mission Australia Youth Survey report (PDF)

About the Resilience Survey

The Resilience Survey collects, analyses and reports the resilience of young people at a cohort level. It measures young people’s:

  • strengths
  • life satisfaction
  • hopefulness
  • anxiety and depression
  • coping style
  • risk
  • protective behaviours.

The survey measures the resilience and wellbeing of young people across 9 areas:

  • Understanding self
  • Social skills
  • Positive relationships
  • Safety
  • Healthy body and healthy mind
  • Learning
  • Positive attitude
  • Positive values
  • Positive identity

The Department of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy at the University of South Australia (UniSA), led by Professor Kurt Lushington and Professor Jill Dorrian, developed The Resilience Survey.

All student data is non-identified and anonymous. Data transmission and storage is secure.

Delivering the survey locally

We have partnered with Resilient Youth Australia and the Living Ripples foundation to provide free surveying to all schools for the next three years.

Schools receive their own individual report to support their students.

We publish deidentified school information in a Mornington Peninsula wide report.

Further information

If you would like to take part in 2024 surveying, or have questions about the surveys or your school’s participation, please contact:

REBEKAH POPPLEWELL | Youth & Families Development Officer

Email: rebekah.popplewell@mornpen.vic.gov.au

About the Mission Australia Youth Survey

Now in its 23rd year, the Mission Australia Youth Survey is Australia’s largest annual survey of young people of its kind. With 19,501 respondents in 2023, the Youth Survey helps schools, community organisations, governments and policymakers understand young people’s values, concerns, challenges and ambitions.

The survey seeks to gather a range of insights into the lives of young people aged 15 to 19 across Australia. It asks about:

  • sociodemographic information
  • engagement with school and post-school aspirations
  • personal values
  • personal concerns about issues, such as: mental health (including suicide), identity, alcohol and other drugs
  • concerns about bullying/emotional/domestic abuse
  • issues of national importance
  • wellbeing and sources of support.

Additional focus areas for 2023:

  • community connections
  • climate issues
  • housing and financial situation.

Mission Australia maintains ethical conduct in this research with ethical reviews by the University of Melbourne’s Human Research Ethics Committee.

Schools that have over 100 participants can register for their own data to support their school wellbeing programs and strategic development.

Further information

If you would like to take part in 2024 surveying, or have questions about the surveys or your school’s participation, please contact:

REBEKAH POPPLEWELL | Youth & Families Development Officer

Email: rebekah.popplewell@mornpen.vic.gov.au

Crisis Support Contacts

Kids Help Line
1800 551 800 (24 hours)
kidshelpline.com.au
EDIT Telephone, web and email support on any issue children wish to talk about.

Lifeline
13 11 14 (24 hours)
lifeline.org.au

Suicide Call Back Service
1300 659 467 (24 hours)
suicidecallbackservice.org.au
EDIT Telephone support for anyone experiencing personal crisis with access to suicide prevention services.

Useful Links

Mornington Peninsula Youth Services are here to help you to find information, support or referrals based on your needs.