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Release: Measuring National Well-being, Exploring the Well-being of Young People in the UK, 2014

Released: 03 December 2014


Rachel Beardsmore

Measuring National Well-being

Telephone: +44 (0) 1633 455291

Categories: People and Places, Communities, Societal Wellbeing, Measuring Societal Well-being, Children and Early Years' Education, Children, Education and Skills, Child Safety and Wellbeing

Frequency of release: Ad-hoc

Language: English

Geographical coverage: International

Geographical breakdown: Country

Survey name(s): Retail Prices Index Survey, Labour Force Survey, Integrated Household Survey, Family Resources Survey

  • In 2013/14 in the UK, around 8 out of 10 young people aged 16 to 24 reported high or very high life satisfaction.

  • Around 1 in 5 young people aged 16 to 24 in the UK reported some symptoms of anxiety or depression in 2011-12.

  • 1 in 3 young people aged 16 to 24 in England were overweight including obese in 2012 compared with 3 in 5 adults aged 16 and over.

  • The proportion of young people in England engaging with or participating in arts or cultural activities at least three times a year has increased from 78% in 2008-09 to 85% in 2013-14.

  • 1 in 4 young people aged 16 to 24 in England and Wales were victims of crime in 2013-14, down from 1 in 3 in 2006-07.

  • 1 in 10 young people aged 16 to 24 in the UK were finding their financial situation difficult or very difficult in 2011-12.

Estimates for 27 of the 28 measures of young people’s well-being and how selected measures compare across age groups, change over time or differ by gender, for young people aged 16 to 24.
Content from the Office for National Statistics.
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