The Health and Wellbeing of Tasmania’s Children, Young People and their Families report provides an overview of some of the issues facing children, young people, and parents in Tasmania by presenting a set of baseline indicators which measure the status and wellbeing of children and young people. It provides a point-in-time snapshot of the health and wellbeing of Tasmania’s children and young people, which can be viewed alone or as a way to track and measure the progress of actions over time.
The report has three parts. The first part covers the demographics of Tasmania’s children and young people, and key indicators related to early childhood and the transition to school. The second part focuses on middle childhood and adolescence, and the third part focuses on parents, families and communities (see framework on page 4). An updated version will be released annually, updating the existing indicators in this report and adding additional data to provide a fuller picture of the situation of Tasmania’s children and young people.
The data collected in this report shows that the majority of Tasmanian children are healthy and that their material and physical needs are well met, with Tasmania leading Australia and other states on a range of child wellbeing indicators.
In addition this report will highlight areas where improved data collection systems could be introduced or strengthened to ensure that there is easily available information for policy makers, service delivery organisations and the general public.