Alpine Shire 2019 Results
The 2019 CTC Youth Survey was competed by nine schools across the Alpine Shire by students in Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 9 and Year 11. The 2019 survey is the third such survey conducted in the Alpine Shire.
To decrease the population of young people experiencing depressive symptomology as measured by Year 9 students reporting on the CTC survey from the current baseline of 42% to 31% by 2019.
- Depressive symptoms have tended to decrease since 2015 for Year 5, 7 and 9 students;
- Family conflict has tended to decrease for Year 5, 6 and 9 students over time, and has remained relatively unchanged for year 7 students
- Poor family management has tended to decrease for Year 9 students
To decrease lifetime use of alcohol as measured by Year 9 students reporting on the CTC youth survey from 55.8% in 2015 to 41.85% by 2019.
- Reductions in alcohol and tobacco use between 2009 and 2015 have been maintained for Year 5 and Year 9 students and remains unchanged for Year 6 students
- Binge drinking is tending to decrease over the long‐term for Year 5, 7 and 9 students.
To reduce adolescent alcohol intake in the last 30 days for Year 7 students in 2015 from 15.7% to 10.2% in 2018 and for Year 9 students in 2015 from 36.4% to 27.3% by 2019
- There has been a long-term decline in past-month alcohol use for students in Year 9. For students in Years 5 and 7 there was a decline in past-month alcohol consumption from 2009 to 2015, however this appears to be increasing from 2015 to 2019.
To increase commitment to school by improving student and parental engagement as measured by CTC youth survey from the current baseline measurement of 33.3% Year 5/ 51.72% Year 6 in 2015 to 25% Year 5 / 38% Year 6 by 2019
- Rates of low commitment to school increase with increasing year level from Year 5 (46.2%) to Year 9 (79.1%).
- Rates of suspension from school have tended to decrease for Year 5, 7 and 9 students since 2009.
- Parental attitudes favourable to drug use has continued to decrease since 2009 for Year 9 students
- Most protective factors for students remain high for young people living in the Alpine Shire