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Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use among Young People in England 2018 [NS]National statistics
- Publication Date:
- 20 Aug 2019
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Date Range:
- 01 Jan 2018 to 31 Dec 2018
- Part 7: Young people and alcohol: the context
- Part 8: Drug use prevalence and consumption
- Part 9: Young people who have taken drugs
- Part 10: Young people and drugs: the context
- Part 11: Multiple behaviours
- Part 12: School lessons and guidance
- Part 13: Wellbeing of young people
- Author, Copyright and Licensing
This report contains results from a biennial survey of secondary school pupils in England in years 7 to 11 (mostly aged 11 to 15), focusing on smoking, drinking and drug use. It covers a range of topics including prevalence, habits, attitudes, and for the first time in 2018, wellbeing.
It includes this summary report showing key findings, excel tables with more detailed outcomes, technical appendices and a data quality statement. An anonymised record level file of the underlying data on which users can carry out their own analysis will be made available via the UK Data Service later in 2019 (see link below).
This release has been delayed from the pre-announced publication date of 25th July 2019, due to operational reasons.
Based on the 2018 survey:
Down from 19% in 2016, and 49% in 1996
This varied from 2% of 11 year olds and 3% of 12 year olds, to 23% of 15 year olds
This varied from 9% of 11 year olds, to 38% of 15 year olds
This compares to 18% for all pupils