Concerns of youth

A large census of the concerns of 18-24yo people across the nation. Could have some interesting information, my son showed me a table on the major concerns, he thought I would be interested to see that Climate Change only scored 5%

Housing affordability 28
Mental health 17
Jobs 16
Unfair treat & discrim. 12
The economy 7
Climate change 5
Drugs and alcohol 4

I think it would be better to get the top five or something like that because that cohort is so Greenwashed that I cant believe that most of them don’t have a bee in their bonnet about warming and CO2.

In terms of immediate impact you can see the point of jobs and housing affordability although I would expect the housing issue to kick in more towards 30 or 40 when they leave home (a bit of sarc).

Such a small number for the state of the economy is a red flag, I suppose they see that as a distant abstract thing (like the climate?) compared with immediate concerns especially jobs. I would have expected jobs to be top by a wide margin, I suppose the housing affordability picks up some of that as a proxy. That is why asking for the top concern gives a distorted picture, maybe somewhere there is a point score for concerns to give more weight to the ones that are not No 1.

But mental health and unfair treatment? Truly a snowflake generation.

You can download the whole thing here.

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28 Responses to Concerns of youth

  1. .

    Housing affordability is the economy, more or less. Thank god they know climate change is bollocks.

  2. calli

    Looks like 51% is the economy (housing, jobs and economy), 21% health and 17% hand waving b/s.

    Perhaps the other 11% haven’t got out of bed yet. 🙂

    Seriously though, it’s very refreshing.

  3. Kneel

    “Thank god they know climate change is bollocks.”

    Sure, they were indoctrinated – same as in the sixties, all the hippies had been told “drugs are bad, hmmk?”, but it never stopped them. Why would anyone think this lot is any different in that respect?

  4. calli

    Eighteen to twentyfour covers a lot of growing up. It would be interesting to see the breakdown by age.

  5. Infidel Tiger

    A whole generation of Australians will never ever vote anything but for left wing positions because of housing affordability.

    Renting leads to communism.

    But the Liberal Party are completely captured by the property developer and renewable energy scammers.

  6. duncanm

    The research was commissioned by Apprenticeship Support Australia in response to concerns regarding rising youth unemployment and a range of evident changes in today’s workforce.

    No fear, chillun’s.. the future looks bright.
    https://tradingeconomics.com/australia/youth-unemployment-rate

  7. Gerry

    Mental health is the endgame of the drugs issues for a lot of young people …..brothers and sisters, parents have a huge impact on young people’s day to day lives

  8. Bruce

    As folks in Canada are starting to ask:

    “What do you plan to do for an economy after you’ve run out of real estate to sell to Chinese money launderers?

  9. Rohan

    That’s a great link duncanm. If you plug in 1990 as the start date, the yoof unemployment rate peaked at 20% in ’93. The lowest rate was 7.5% in 2007 and then we had the GFC and RGR and ATM. The trifecta of mediocrity in fiscal policy and governance, where its flatlined between 12-13% for over a decade.

    If it heads up to the 20% rate again, a lot more than 7% will think the economy needs fixing.

  10. duncanm

    Rohan – also note the projections for yoof unemployment trend downwards

  11. bespoke

    In terms of immediate impact you can see the point of jobs and housing affordability although I would expect the housing issue to kick in more towards 30 or 40 when they leave home (a bit of sarc).

    “sarc” ? or a gentle hint for the boy?. 🙂

    Good to read some less doom and gloom Rafe, cheers.

  12. .

    Mental health is the endgame of the drugs issues

    For a very tiny proportion of users – just like alcohol.

  13. Mother Lode

    Drugs and alcohol a problem.

    I can see the problem with alcohol – the amount of excise and other taxes is absurd.

  14. hzhousewife

    As folks in Canada are starting to ask:

    “What do you plan to do for an economy after you’ve run out of real estate to sell to Chinese money launderers?

    Very good question, worth asking.

  15. .

    I agree, when I learnt I was paying $1075 of excise tax per kg of tobacco, I was inconsolable, a broken man who could not trust his fellow “human” beings…

  16. Barry Bones

    What then would be the top five issues for old people ?

    1) The pension
    2) Medicare
    3) Pensiors card
    4) complaints hot line
    5) the community bus

    Honestly, old people just dip into welfare and complain about it.

    I say good for the young to have their say – they don’t need the haters !

  17. Squirrel

    Housing affordability at 28% might help to explain why all those stern warnings from the Government about Labor’s proposed changes to negative gearing and the CGT have yet to make an apparent impact on the 2PP vote.

    For people who only have one property (the roof over their heads), and who are not mortgaged to the hilt (and thus at serious risk of negative equity), relative prices can matter more than nominal prices – particularly if they see their children and grandchildren being priced out of any reasonable hope of buying a home in which to start a family.

    I often think about this when I hear the Big Australia cheer squad explaing that we need a break-neck rate of immigration to make up for a falling birth-rate – could that falling birth-rate possibly have anything to do with the extortionate price of housing in this country????

  18. .

    could that falling birth-rate possibly have anything to do with the extortionate price of housing in this country

    You’re gonna have to explain this one.

  19. Rohan

    duncanm, that trend wont last 5 minutes once the Liars gain control of the reigns.

  20. Hay Stockard

    Yeah. None of us lives the recession we had to have with Keating. Not to mention the CPI increases on excise by Hawke.
    Workers friends my magnificent but perfectly formed arse.

  21. Mater

    You’re gonna have to explain this one.

    Dot, I’d say it’s a reference to Mum and Dad having to work full time jobs to pay for over priced housing. Creates issues with Daycare costs, education, etc. People more likely to have small families.

    IIRC, you made a similar point earlier today about that ridiculously priced house for sale. Happy to be corrected.

  22. Mater

    Sorry Dot, I just checked. You didn’t make the point I referred to. I stand corrected.
    Your post did highlight the ridiculousness of some of the prices.

  23. Squirrl:

    For people who only have one property (the roof over their heads), and who are not mortgaged to the hilt (and thus at serious risk of negative equity), relative prices can matter more than nominal prices – particularly if they see their children and grandchildren being priced out of any reasonable hope of buying a home in which to start a family.

    I’m waiting for the Maunder Minimum (renamed as the Winston Minimum. Danke.) to hit Barcaldine.
    When it does, I’ll sell my place for a squillion dollars and live on a cruise liner.

  24. .

    Hay Stockard
    #2873653, posted on November 27, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    Yeah. None of us lives the recession we had to have with Keating. Not to mention the CPI increases on excise by Hawke.
    Workers friends my magnificent but perfectly formed arse.

    The rate of excise increase is now 12.5% each year, and post GFC the real, not nominal rates paid in around 2011-2013 was MORE than during the 1983 or 1990 recession.

    So we can conclude that boomers have gotten worse…as politicians.

  25. .

    Dot, I’d say it’s a reference to Mum and Dad having to work full time jobs to pay for over priced housing. Creates issues with Daycare costs, education, etc. People more likely to have small families.

    That’s it. What I was asking was “which direction does the causation run”?

  26. jupes

    But mental health and unfair treatment? Truly a snowflake generation.

    Just an observation: The more mental health professionals and organisations the more loonies.

    It appears society was more mentally healthy in the days of stigmatization and loony bins.

  27. rickw

    Housing affordability 28

    The immigration ponzi is ripe to be taken down.

    Mental health would be drastically improved by being able to afford a place to live and eliminating the threat of terrorist attack.

  28. Titch

    Mental health is so important? I guess like anything, if you repeat it often enough, people believe it without question. Brainwashing and constant promotion of mental health resources into their faces, they eventually think it must be important.

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