West Tamar 2019 Youth Survey Snapshot

People are approachable and there is a great sense of togetherness.

What are the main issues in the west tamar

54.7%
bullying
475 people

49.5%
mental health
430 people

49.4%
smoking
430 people

46.8%
drug & alcohol
406 people

41.2%
online safety
358 people

Transport

“There is a lack of bus transport”

“I feel uncomfortable on the bus”

“I would love to ride my bike to school but it is too dangerous. The traffic is really bad”

“No bus shelter for on the days it rains”

Community

“I like living in the West Tamar because it’s quiet, peaceful and everybody is very welcoming to someone new.”

“People are approachable and there is a great sense of togetherness.”

Facilities

“More playgrounds and clean toilets”
“A place for people with disabilities to hang out”
“A mountain bike trail network”
“Youth centres, street lights, toilets”

60.8%

Are online for the purpose of gaming/streaming

52.1%

are online for the purpose of social media

26.6%

are online for the purpose of study

41.7% spend 0-2 hours online daily
37.5% spend 3-5 hours online daily
15% spend 5-10 hours online daily
5.8% spend 10+ hours online daily

Note: 50% of young people online
10+ hours a day indicated they never attend events.

81%

of young people look to their family for support and advice

58.2%

look to their friends for support and advice

26.2%

of young people look to their teacher for support and advice

Others included: school counsellor/chaplain (9.6%),
youth group leader (9%),
partner (8.5%),
youth service (5.7%)

62.4%

of young people are involved in a sport

27.7%

of young people are involved in music

20.8%

of young people are involved in art

72%

of young people socialise with their friends at homes.

62.6%

of young people use public transport

60.3%

of young people travel by car

17.5%

of young people walk

41.6%

Indicated they would prefer employment outside of the West Tamar

36.5%

indicated they would prefer employment in the West Tamar

17.5%

were unsure

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