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Year 10 Youth Resilience Survey results

These are the results from students in Year 10 who participated in our Youth Resilience Survey.

What is resilience?

Andrew Fuller from Resilient Youth defines resilience as "the ability to draw upon the strengths within yourself and from around you to flexibly respond to life while remaining true to yourself and creating positive relationships with others".

Resilience snapshot

Students in Year 10 feel safe and secure at home. Although 82 % reported that they  text between 10pm and 6am they show strong levels of motivation to learn. 

The survey identified students were keeping physically fit, however a number of young people report feeling under constant strain and not getting enough sleep.

43% of students surveyed do not feel good about themselves, but report their parents encourage them to do well at school.

  • 3% high resilience
  • 27% good resilience with room for improvement
  • 48% some resilience experienced but weak and/or infrequent across domains
  • 22% low levels with big opportunities for strengthening resilience in most areas

Survey participants

  • 490 total responses
  • 266 females
  • 264 males


  • 89% feel safe and secure at home
  • 88% say their parents encourage them to do well at school
  • 65% are happy and not depressed
  • 66% keep physically fit
  • 75% are motivated to learn
  • 87% think it's important to help others


  • 82% text between 10pm and 6am
  • 48% do not spend quality time with their parents
  • 47% are under constant strain
  • 51% are not getting 8 hours sleep
  • 43% do not feel good about themselves
  • 45% do not feel in control of their lives and their future

What is the Youth Resilience Survey?

The Resilience Survey is an evidence based on-line survey which collects, collates and analyses the self-reported strengths of young people.

The data when analysed provides an opportunity for planning programs and events to improve student’s resilience and connectivity to their school and the community.

In 2016, Bayside City Council partnered with Resilient Youth Australia and 19 local schools, surveying over 6700 students in Year 3 to Year 12.