7% or 44,000 WA young people are currently living below the poverty line
30% of applicants on the public housing waitlist are below the age of 18. Poverty, trauma and family dysfunction are listed as major contributing factors for deepening and ongoing disadvantage in young people.
SOURCE: CCYP, 2019.
WA's youth unemployment is 3 times higher than the national average
WA has the second highest youth unemployment rate in Australia at 14.6% (2019). Almost 3 times the overall unemployment average of 5.2%. Lack of entry level experience is cited as the #1 barrier to entry.
SOURCE: National Youth Commission, 2019.
Youth unemployment costs Australia
$16B in lost GDP each year.
In total, youth unemployment costs the economy 790 million lost hours of work each year, equating to up to $15.9 billion in lost GDP to the Australian economy annually.
SOURCE: Foundation for Young Australians, 2018.
Every ReNew Recruit is referred to us for identified risk factors & disadvantage.
ReNew Recruits are referred to the organisation from a skilled 10 week mentoring program with ReNew's parent company, Dismantle. Every recruit has been identified as having social and/or economic disadvantage that decreases their likelihood of having basics level of support & opportunity most take for granted.
For at-risk young people, the most important job they'll ever have... is their first one.
THE RENEW RESPONSE
A market led approach to improving social issues, matching corporate demand for quality maintenance services with the people who need the opportunity the most.
Over 13,000 youth employee hours generated through trade.
47 active youth employees working with ReNew in 2022, almost double that of the previous year.
$370,000 of award-wage employment for ReNew's youth employees.
Over 2000 7.5 hour shifts generated in 2022.