Durham Region Under 25 Survey

The primary objective of the Durham Region Under 25 Survey is to gain a better understanding of education and employment trends of youth within Durham Region.

Historically, the annual youth survey conducted by Durham Workforce Authority, was named the
Durham Under 30 Survey, targeting all youth up to 30 years of age. However, employment service
providers in Durham Region indicated that the youth who are accessing services tended to be 25
years old and younger.

The survey focuses upon two major areas: education and employment. Since 2010, Durham Region has had one of the highest youth unemployment rates in Ontario. This research has and will continue to serve as a way to create and amend programs and services within the community to better serve youth.

This research allows youth serving organizations, educational institutions, municipal governments and a variety of other community stakeholders access to relevant information and data to address issues such youth unemployment, the attraction and retention of youth and the positive promotion of youth within the community.

With this research the Durham Workforce Authority has established a quality in-depth examination of youth trends in Durham Region to address the issues facing youth in Durham Region.

You can view our Under 25 and Under 30 Reports below:

Durham Region Under 25 Survey, 2019

Durham Region Under 30 Survey, 2018

Durham Region Under 30 Survey, 2017