This report shows a significant improvement in young people in Melbourne’s inner west undertaking full-time education. The report looks at the change in health and education outcomes in the Melbourne’s inner western region over the 10 years 2016.
The report finds that Brimbank had seen a large increase in young people earning or learning with 84.1% of youth aged 15 to 24 studying or working up from 72.3% in the 10 years. There has also been a dramatic decline in children with mothers who have low educational attainment. Both are indicators for children having a greater risk of low educational and life opportunities.
Other areas of improvement:
Reducing of children in jobless families
Increase in young people in full-time education
Areas falling behind:
Youth unemployment has risen
Gambling machine losses increased
Obesity dramatically increased, but in line with the national trend, rising from 18% to above 31% for both men (34%) and women (31.8%)
Taylors Lakes had an increase in development vulnerability at the start of school.