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West Tamar 2022 Youth Survey Snapshot

shaping the future

Council's Youth Services Team have successfully surveyed 563 young people across the region despite difficult circumstances surrounding access to schools and student attendance due to Covid. Following the survey, the team consulted with students from Riverside High, Launceston Christian School and Exeter High about key themes, hearing what their priorities would be on topical issues related to the comments sections in the survey.

The Snapshot represents a preliminary report of what young people have said about what life is like in the West Tamar, with a range of ideas, advice and suggestions about what Council could do in the future. The Snapshot contributes to the development of the 2023-2026 West Tamar Youth Strategy which is currently being drafted in consultation with the Youth Advisory Council. We look forward to their innovative ideas and how it can supplement Council’s Strategic Plan.

What are the main issues in the west tamar?

231 people
mental health
43.18%

168 people
bullying
31.21%

160 people
stress/anxiety
29.91%

135 people
drug & alcohol use
25.23%

100 people
the environment
18.69%

the best idea to address youth issues

opportunities, speakers and support in schools

awareness raising campaigns

dedicated youth service in the region

the best idea to make your town better

more fun places for young people

plant more trees

reduce litter

if you had a plot of land for young people...

indoor youth mental health centre

sports facility that has a skatepark/pump track

mountain bike tracks and outdoor playgrounds

42.26%

the top suggestion for a guest speaker should speak about Mental Health and Wellbeing

60.15%

youth based events should focus on being "JUST FUN!"

(31.44% said a sports event, 24.68% said live music, 21.76% said art)

49.72%

a weekly group or workshop for young people should focus on being "JUST FUN!"

(29.28% said online gaming, 28.91% said sports clinic, 23.57% said creative arts)

only 31.67%

were aware of this website

64.47%

hang out most in their house

77.66%

go to family if they need help with a personal problem

Others included: school counsellor/chaplain (5.49%)
youth group leader (4.4%)
partner (7.33%)
youth service (2.56%)

63.09%

of young people are involved in a sport

20.81%

of young people are involved in a youth group

11.63%

of young people are involved in music

61.14%

of young people travel by car

53.83%

of young people use public bus service

21.75%

of young people walk

437

Indicated they would prefer employment outside of the West Tamar

132

indicated they would prefer employment in the West Tamar

21

didn't answer the question

1 youth survey snapshot
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