Canada also have a similar stance with 1982 as the starting birth ending in 1999 – 2000.
Gen Y are typically children and grandchildren of the Baby boomers generation so commentators tend to use this as a benchmark for any age ranges.
The US typically use the starting age for Generation Y at around the date 1982 ending in 1992-1993. Australia however the debate continues however The Australian Bureau of statistics use a far larger range than the UK and US with Generation Y ranging from 1983 right through to the millenium of 2000.
They value freedom and responsibility in the workplace.
Many in this generation display a casual disdain for authority and structured work hours.
Women were joining the workforce in large numbers at the time of their births, spawning an age of “latch-key” children.