Story of Our Children and Young People 2021 Update

The Story of Our Children and Young People is a comprehensive overview of the wellbeing of our children and young people. The Story presents data across key indicators, mapped over six domains, measuring wellbeing from the antenatal period to young adulthood. The Story also highlights positive case studies and cultural stories of wellbeing which begin to tell the many stories presented across our community.

Published biennially, data is presented for the Northern Territory and its six regions. In the 2021 Story, data is also presented by sub-region and/or Aboriginal status. For select measures, trend data is presented to facilitate a deeper understanding of changes over time. Together with the growing number of community stories, this provides an emerging network of information about children and young people to inform and guide policy, planning, decision-making and practice.

An interactive data platform allows users to prepare and download data tables and graphs to meet individual needs.

Data and Resources


Field Value
Data Group Community support and care
Refresh Frequency Biennial
Last Updated 11 February 2022
Published 11 February 2022