Youth in STEM survey 2018-19

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Publication date: March 2019

Australia’s first Youth in STEM survey asked more than 2000 young people about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The survey helped create a national benchmark of young Australians’ awareness and perceptions of STEM subjects and careers.

Key metrics include:

  • subject selection, awareness, interest, confidence and perceived importance of STEM skills and careers
  • gendered differences in awareness and perceptions of STEM.

YouthInsight (the research arm of Student Edge) carried out the survey for our department.

Download the reports

Youth in STEM Research 2018-19: Report [3.61MB DOCX]

Youth in STEM Research 2018-19: Summary of Results [1.12MB PDF]  [871KB DOCX]

Youth in STEM Research 2018-19: Infographic [141KB PDF]

Explore interactive data and insights

The interactive STEM Equity Monitor integrates data on these indicators and will allow us to see changes and trends over time.