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Study TitleLongitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth, 1995 cohort
Series NameLongitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth
Primary InvestigatorAustralian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
ADA IDau.edu.anu.ada.ddi.01010
AbstractThe Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) is a survey program that tracks groups of young Australians with the aim of studying their transition from school to further education and work. It uses large, nationally representative samples of young people to collect information about education and training, employment and social development. The LSAY program brings together two existing, long-established projects: the Youth in Transition survey conducted by the Australian Council for Educational Research and the Australian Youth Survey conducted by the former Australian Department of Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs. Survey participants (collectively known as a 'cohort') enter the study when they turn 15 years old, or as was the case in earlier studies, when they were in Year 9. Individuals are contacted annually until they are 25 years of age. Studies began in 1995, 1998, 2003, 2006 and more recently in 2009. Over 10,000 students start out in each cohort. Since 2003, the first survey wave has been integrated with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). In 1995 a nationally representative sample of about 13,000 Year 9 students was selected to form the first cohort of the LSAY program. This is referred to as the LSAY Y95 cohort. Reading and numeracy tests were administered to students to provide information on school achievement. Students also completed a background questionnaire about their educational and vocational plans and attitudes to school. In 1996, these students provided information in response to a mailed questionnaire. Information was also obtained from their schools about curricula and school organisation. In 1997, members of the sample were contacted in the first of the annual telephone interviews. The questionnaire included questions on school, transitions from school, post-school education and training, work, job history, job search activity, health, living arrangements, finance, and general attitudes. Subsequent surveys asked similar questions but with the emphasis changing from school to post-school education, training and work. Further information is available under the 'Related materials' tab.
Production Date (documentation)2009-07-29
Bibliographic CitationDepartment of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth, 1995 cohort, version 3.0 [Computer File]. Canberra: Australian Data Archive, The Australian National University, 2012.
CopyrightCopyright © 2012, Commonwealth of Australia. All rights reserved.
Study Scope Content
Topic ClassificationsAustralian studies;Education;School leaving, School-Work transition
KeywordsApprenticeships;Colleges of technical and further education;Education;Employment;Secondary schools;Secondary students;Student assessment;Teachers;Teaching;Tertiary education;Vocational education and training;Youth;Youth employment;Youth pathways;Youth transition
Population (Universe)Australian secondary school students in Year 9 in 1995.
Date of Collection
Start date - Data Collection: 2006-10-04 End date - Data Collection: 2006-10-04
Time Period
Time Period - Start: 2006-10-04 Time Period - End: 2006-10-04
Geographic CoverageNational
Geographic UnitState/territory Postcode, Census District (available for wave 1 only, available on request)
Methodology Content
Sampling ProcedureThe Y95 cohort is a nationally stratified sample of students who were in Year 9 in 1995 and students were selected using a two-stage stratified cluster sample. The major stratum considered in the design was the state of schooling in 1995. Students from small states were over-sampled, and those from larger states were under-sampled. The selection of students within states is proportional relative to school sector. Three school sectors were used as strata: government, Catholic and independent schools. Within these sectors, schools were selected proportional to their size. Within the selected schools, two classes were randomly selected, again proportional to their size. The population information for the strata was drawn from the ABS Schools Australia series (cat. no. 4221.0). The information on the number of Year 9 students in each school came from a sampling frame derived by the Australian Council for Educational Research (based on information provided to them from state authorities and the former Department of Employment, Education and Training). Further information is available from : 1995 cohort - user guide: www.lsay.edu.au/publications/2122.html and Samples and sampling for the Y95 LSAY cohort: www.lsay.edu.au/publications/1932.html.
Data KindSurvey data
Response RateThe Y95 cohort surveyed 13,613 young people when they were in Year 9 in 1995. The attrition rate for this cohort is about 10% per year. Further information is available from: Y95 cohort reports <www.lsay.edu.au/cohort/1995/101.html> and the 1995 cohort user guide <www.lsay.edu.au/publications/2122.html>.
Data Access Content
Access ConditionsThe depositor may be informed (by the archive) of use being made of the data, in order to comment on that use and make contact with colleagues of similar interests.
Deposit Information Content
DepositorNational Centre for Vocational Education Research
Deposit Date2012-04-24
VersionVersion 3.0
Other Content
Unit of AnalysisIndividual
Mode of Data CollectionWaves 1 to 2: self-completion questionnaire; Waves 3 to 12: telephone interviews
CommentThe Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) is a survey program that tracks groups of young Australians with the aim of studying their transition from school to further education and work. It uses large, nationally representative samples of young people to collect information about education and training, employment and social development. The LSAY program brings together two existing, long-established projects: the Youth in Transition survey conducted by the Australian Council for Educational Research and the Australian Youth Survey conducted by the former Australian Department of Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs. Survey participants (collectively known as a 'cohort') enter the study when they turn 15 years old, or as was the case in earlier studies, when they were in Year 9. Individuals are contacted annually until they are 25 years of age. Studies began in 1995, 1998, 2003, 2006 and more recently in 2009. Over 10,000 students start out in each cohort. Since 2003, the first survey wave has been integrated with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). In 1995 a nationally representative sample of about 13,000 Year 9 students was selected to form the first cohort of the LSAY program. This is referred to as the LSAY Y95 cohort. Reading and numeracy tests were administered to students to provide information on school achievement. Students also completed a background questionnaire about their educational and vocational plans and attitudes to school. In 1996, these students provided information in response to a mailed questionnaire. Information was also obtained from their schools about curricula and school organisation. In 1997, members of the sample were contacted in the first of the annual telephone interviews. The questionnaire included questions on school, transitions from school, post-school education and training, work, job history, job search activity, health, living arrangements, finance, and general attitudes. Subsequent surveys asked similar questions but with the emphasis changing from school to post-school education, training and work. Further information is available under the 'Related materials' tab.
Study Creation Date2012-10-29 12:19:05 UTC
Data CollectorsAC Nielsen, Reark Research and Wallis Consulting Group
Bibliographic Citation (documentation)Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth, 1995 cohort, version 3.0 [Computer File]. Canberra: Australian Data Archive, The Australian National University, 2012.
Copyright (documentation)Copyright © 2012, The Australian National University. All rights reserved.
Producer (documentation)Australian Data Archive
Title (documentation)Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth, 1995 cohort
WeightingAll LSAY data can be weighted to compensate for non-random attrition from the sample and adjust for clustering effects in the original sample designs. Further information is available from: Weighting the 1995 Year 9 cohort sample for differential response rates and sample attrition <www.lsay.edu.au/publications/1930.html>, Estimating attrition bias in the Year 9 cohorts of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth <www.lsay.edu.au/publications/2149.html> and the 1995 cohort user guide <www.lsay.edu.au/publications/2122.html>.
ADA IDau.edu.anu.ada.ddi.01010
LabelLongitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth, 1995 cohort
Languageen
CountriesAustralia
Type of Research InstrumentStructured
ADA Processing LevelLevel 2
Frequency of Data CollectionAnnually
Production Date2009-06-19
ProducerAustralian Council for Educational Research National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Producer abbreviationACER NCVER
ADA Study LevelLevel 2
Version Date2012-10-15
Version NotesVersion 3.0 (published 29/10/2012) > LSAY95 no sector, no state version and LSAY95 no achievement scores version are now published as one consolidated file. > Revisions to derived variables Version 2.0 (published 19/06/2009) > Derived variables added to the data file. Version 1.0 (revised edition) (published 25/08/2008) > Revised 2006 weights added to data file. > Postcode, census district added to data file. > Date variables added to data file. > All variables original coded as '1 Yes' and '2 No' have been recoded to '1 Yes' and '0 No'. > All variables original coded as '1 Applicable' and '2 Not applicable' have been recoded to '1 Yes' and '0 Not applicable'. > Variables which had missing labels have had labels added. Version 1.0 (published 15/05/2007) > Wave 12 (2006) variables added to data file.
Version ResponsibilityAustralian Data Archive
Time MethodPanel (longitudinal) study. Twelve waves have been collected with the 2006 wave being the final collection of data.
WeightingAll LSAY data can be weighted to compensate for non-random attrition from the sample and adjust for clustering effects in the original sample designs. Further information is available from: Weighting the 1995 Year 9 cohort sample for differential response rates and sample attrition <www.lsay.edu.au/publications/1930.html>, Estimating attrition bias in the Year 9 cohorts of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth <www.lsay.edu.au/publications/2149.html> and the 1995 cohort user guide <www.lsay.edu.au/publications/2122.html>.
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Derived: XUNE2004 Any spell of unemployment during the year Return to 01010   Arrow_up Arrow_down
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Misc.
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Minimum: 0.0
Variable ID: V11619
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Misc.
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Study Creation Date: 2012-10-29 12:21:36 UTC
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Variable Name: XUNE2005
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ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.01010
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Variable Width: 8
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Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
XUNE2006 0.0 99.0
Misc.
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Study Creation Date: 2012-10-29 12:21:36 UTC
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Valid Cases: 3914
Variable Position: 5804
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.01010
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Variable ID: V11621
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Derived: XFTE1995 In full-time employment or full-time education Return to 01010   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
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Misc.
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Study Creation Date: 2012-10-29 12:21:36 UTC
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Variable Name: XFTE1995
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Variable Position: 5805
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.01010
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Minimum: 0.0
Variable ID: V11622
Variable Width: 8
Derived: XFTE1996 In full-time employment or full-time education Return to 01010   Arrow_up Arrow_down
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Misc.
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Variable Name: XFTE1996
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Valid Cases: 9837
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Derived: XFTE1997 In full-time employment or full-time education Return to 01010   Arrow_up Arrow_down
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Misc.
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Variable Name: XFTE1997
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Valid Cases: 10307
Variable Position: 5807
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Variable Width: 8
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Misc.
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Variable Width: 8
Derived: XFTE1999 In full-time employment or full-time education Return to 01010   Arrow_up Arrow_down
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Misc.
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Variable Name: XFTE1999
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Misc.
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Derived: XFTE2001 In full-time employment or full-time education Return to 01010   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
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Misc.
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Study Creation Date: 2012-10-29 12:21:36 UTC
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Derived: XFTE2002 In full-time employment or full-time education Return to 01010   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
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Misc.
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Variable Width: 8
Derived: XFTE2003 In full-time employment or full-time education Return to 01010   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
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Misc.
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Label: Derived: XFTE2003 In full-time employment or full-time education
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ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.01010
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Variable Width: 8
Derived: XFTE2004 In full-time employment or full-time education Return to 01010   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
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Misc.
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Minimum: 0.0
Variable ID: V11631
Variable Width: 8
Derived: XFTE2005 In full-time employment or full-time education Return to 01010   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
XFTE2005 0.0 99.0
Misc.
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Label: Derived: XFTE2005 In full-time employment or full-time education
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Variable Width: 8
Derived: XFTE2006 In full-time employment or full-time education Return to 01010   Arrow_up
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
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Misc.
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Database Study ID: 4164
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Minimum: 0.0
Variable ID: V11633
Variable Width: 8

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