Statistics and Indicators

Meets sleep recommendation - children


    Meets sleep recommendation, 5-17 years, ACT General Health Survey, 2018-2020


    The majority of respondents to the 2020 ACT General Health Survey aged 5-17 years reported that they met the sleep recommendation (79.4%). 

    Sleep Health Foundation recommends 10-13 hours of sleep for 5 year olds, 9-11 hours of sleep for 6-13 year olds and 8-10 hours for 14-17 year olds. For more information, visit:

    Note: The indicator shows self-reported data collected through Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI). Estimates were weighted to adjust for differences in the probability of selection among respondents and were benchmarked to the estimated residential population using the latest available Australian Bureau of Statistics population estimates.

    Responses for children aged 5-15 years were provided by the parent/carer who knows the most about the child's health. Persons includes male, female, other and refused sex respondents and may not always add to the sum of male and female.

    Statistically significant differences are difficult to detect for smaller jurisdictions such as the Australian Capital Territory. Sometimes, even large apparent differences may not be statistically significant. This is particularly the case in breakdowns of small populations because the small sample size means that there is not enough power to identify even large differences as statistically significant.

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