Youth in STEM survey 2019-20

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Publication date: March 2020

Australia’s second Youth in STEM study surveyed 3000 young people about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The survey measured changes in young Australian’s understanding and perceptions about STEM since the 2018-19 survey. A larger sample size allowed more in-depth analysis of underrespresented groups in STEM.

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 report

Youth in STEM Research 2019-20: Summary of Results [1.21MB PDF]  [1.89MB DOCX]

Explore interactive data and insights

The interactive STEM Equity Monitor integrates select data from this research and will allow us to see changes and trends over time.