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Helpful data from the Longitudinal Survey of Australian Youth

Posted on 1 September 2018
Helpful data from the Longitudinal Survey of Australian Youth

Life at 23:Then & Now

This infographic provides a snapshot of where 23-year-old Australians are at when it comes to their study, work, life at home and satisfaction with life. Life at 23: then & now compares the latest data from the Y09 cohort, who were 23-years-old in 2017, with the Y98 cohort 10 years earlier, to understand how things have changed over time for young Australians making the transition into adulthood.

LSAY 2009 cohort (Y09) resources updated

The following resources have been updated to include information from the 2017 surveys:

  • LSAY 2009 cohort user guide includes information about: how to access the data, the questionnaires, variable naming conventions, derived variables, classifications and code frames, the data framework (using topic areas and data elements), sample design and weights.
  • LSAY 2009 cohort derived variables details information about these variables using data gathered from across successive survey waves. These variables provide key measures across the areas of educational participation and attainment, employment, engagement in study and work, and social indicators such as living arrangements.
  • Online data dictionary brings together information from the LSAY datasets, questionnaires and metadata. Information is organised using topic areas and data elements and uses topic maps to identify the waves and cohorts in which data elements are collected.
  • Variable listing and metadata workbook provides a complete listing of the variables and their associated formats/value labels contained in the LSAY data files.
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