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Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children 2011–12 Annual Report

Aim of publication

This Annual Report provides an overview of findings from The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC), which began in in 2004.  This study involves approximately 10,000 families around Australia and the report focuses on the study children when they were aged six to seven years old and ten to eleven years old.

Who is it for?

This report is for policy makers, organisations and service providers and for anyone concerned about children and their wellbeing.

What does it cover?

This report provides an overview of data collection processes for Wave 4.5 and Wave 5. At Wave 4.5, collection activity changed from a paper-based data collection exercise to internet-based capture of respondent details. In Wave 5 the older cohort of study children were aged 12 to 13 years old. Topics covered included romantic relationships, drug taking, alcohol use, bullying and victimisation, and peer relationships.

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