One in two young Australians experienced stressors during pandemic, data shows

by Donna Lu and Josh Nicholas

17 June 2022

Nearly half (48.3%) of people aged 18 to 24 experienced one or more stressors during this period, which included factors such as mental ill health, job loss or being unable to get a job. In comparison, 34.8% of people aged 65 and older experienced one or more stressors.

The findings are in keeping with previous research showing young people experienced higher rates of psychological distress and educational disruption throughout the pandemic.

Separately, Australians are not eating enough fruit and vegetables, with only 6.1% of over-18s meeting the recommended daily intake.

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