Statistics and Indicators

Social connection - children


    Social connectedness and support, 5-17 years, ACT General Health Survey, 2020


    The majority of respondents to the 2020 ACT General Health Survey aged 5-17 years reported that they have at least one other adult than their parent/carer in their school, neighbourhood, or community who knows them well and who they can rely on for advice or guidance (94.8%) and that they have a group of friends to play with/hang around with (96.8%). 

    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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