Regional and Remote Areas: The impact of living in regional and remote areas on the wellbeing of WA children and young people

Regional and Remote Areas: The impact of living in regional and remote areas on the wellbeing of WA children and young people Report

Policy Brief

  • Author(s): Commissioner for Children and Young People (WA),
  • Published: 2015

Abstract: This policy brief from the Commissioner of Children and Young People WA outlines how children and young people in regional and remote areas are faring according to key measure of wellbeing, and effective programs for improving the wellbeing of children and young people. The brief reported that in a number of important areas, the wellbeing of children and young people living in regional and remote areas is behind their counterparts in the metropolitan area, and that children and young people living in regional and remote areas need to be provided with equitable access to services. • In 2012 around 27 per cent (27.1%) of all children and young people lived in regional and remote areas of WA. Around 60 per cent (61.6%) of Aboriginal children and young people 0 to 19 years live in regional and remote areas. • In a number of important areas, the wellbeing of children and young people living in regional and remote areas is behind their counterparts in the metropolitan area. • Generally speaking, children and young people in remote and regional areas do not have the same access to facilities and services as those in the metropolitan area.

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Commissioner for Children and Young People (WA),, 2015, Regional and Remote Areas: The impact of living in regional and remote areas on the wellbeing of WA children and young people, Report, viewed 16 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=2610.

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