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Young People in the UK

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We look at official statistics to highlight the facts about young people living in the UK.
The story shows information about jobs, living arrangements, education and social habits.

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Young People in the UK

  1. 1. Young People in the UK
  2. 2. Young People in the UK What do statistics say about 22 year olds in the UK? This SlideShare will use national statistics to provide an insight into young adults in the UK.
  3. 3. Population
  4. 4. Young People in the UK Population In 2014 there were 7.4 million people aged 16-24 in the UK, 11.5% of the population. This is projected to decrease to 7.1 million (10.2%) in 2024. Explore population projections for age groups www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/HTMLDocs/dvc219/pyramids/index.html
  5. 5. Young People in the UK Population The life expectancy for females aged 22 in 2016 is 91 years old. They also have a 25.8% chance of reaching 100 What are your chances of living to 100? www.visual.ons.gov.uk/what-are-your-chances-of-living-to-100
  6. 6. Young People in the UK Population The life expectancy for males aged 22 in 2016 is 88 years old. They also have a 19.5% chance of reaching 100 What are your chances of living to 100? www.visual.ons.gov.uk/what-are-your-chances-of-living-to-100
  7. 7. Young People in the UK Population 2.6% of 16 to 24 year olds identify themselves as lesbian, gay or bisexual www.visual.ons.gov.uk/sexual-identity-in-the-uk-2014 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 65+50 to 6435 to 4925 to 3416 to 24 2.6% 0.6%2.2% 1.7% 1.3% % Source: Integrated Household Survey, 2014
  8. 8. Work and Pay
  9. 9. Young People in the UK Work and Pay The unemployment rate for those aged from 16 to 24 has been consistently higher than that for older age groups. Since comparable records began in 1992: www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket The lowest youth unemployment rate was 11.6% for March to May 2001 The highest youth unemployment rate was 22.5% for late 2011 11.6% 22.5% Source: Labour Force Survey
  10. 10. Young People in the UK Work and Pay For the 3 months to February 2016, 3.95 million people aged 16 to 24 were in work (including 967,000 full-time students with part-time jobs) www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket Employed Unemployed Economically inactive 0 1.0 2.0 3.0 Millions In full-time education Not in full-time education Source: Labour Force Survey
  11. 11. Young People in the UK Work and Pay For the 3 months to February 2016, there were 627,000 unemployed people (including 214,000 full-time students looking for part-time work) www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket Employed Unemployed Economically inactive 0 1.0 2.0 3.0 Millions In full-time education Not in full-time education Source: Labour Force Survey
  12. 12. Young People in the UK Work and Pay For the 3 months to February 2016, 2.62 million economically inactive people, most of whom (2.00 million) were full-time students www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket Employed Unemployed Economically inactive 0 1.0 2.0 3.0 Millions In full-time education Not in full-time education Source: Labour Force Survey
  13. 13. Young People in the UK Work and Pay Employees aged 16-17 worked an average of 15.8 paid hours per week compared with 26.6 paid hours per week for 18-21-year-olds and 34.8 paid hours per week for those aged 22-29* *Data from April 2015 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 Paid hours per week 16 to 17 year olds 18 to 21 year olds 22 to 29 year olds 15.8 26.6 34.8 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings
  14. 14. Young People in the UK Work and Pay Employees aged 18-21 had an average gross annual pay of £10,200 in the year ending 5 April 2015 compared with £20,900 for employees aged 22-29 Based on median hourly earnings excluding overtime 0 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 18 to 21 year olds 22 to 29 year olds £10,200 £20,900 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings £
  15. 15. Young People in the UK Work and Pay Female employees aged 22-29 working full-time were paid, on average, slightly more than male employees in April 2015 www.visual.ons.gov.uk/what-is-the-gender-pay-gap How much more men earn than women, as a percentage of men’s earnings, by age group Based on median gross hourly earnings (excluding overtime), UK, April 2015 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings
  16. 16. Living arrangements
  17. 17. Young People in the UK Living arrangements First time buyers spending more on houses relative to income Source: House Price Index, November 2015 Ratio of price paid to income of borrower for first time buyers, UK, 1971 to 2014 £
  18. 18. Source: House Price Index, November 2015 Young People in the UK Living arrangements 9 out of 10 householders aged 20 to 24 were renting in 2015 Percentage of 20 to 24 year old householders owning or renting, UK, 1996 to 2015
  19. 19. Source: House Price Index, November 2015 Young People in the UK Living arrangements 1 in 4 young adults (20 to 34) lived with their parents in 2015 Number of young adults aged 20 to 34 living with their parents, UK, 1996 to 2015
  20. 20. Well-being
  21. 21. Young People in the UK Well-being 2 out of 3 young people aged 16-24 in 2013-14 were satisfied with their health, a higher proportion than any other age group All data are sourced from the Understanding Society survey www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/wellbeing
  22. 22. All data are sourced from the Understanding Society survey Young People in the UK Well-being A higher proportion of young people aged 16 to 24 reported satisfaction with their leisure time (63%) than UK adults on average (57%) in 2013-14. 0 20 40 60 80 100 % 16 to 24 UK adults average 63% 57% www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/wellbeing
  23. 23. Young People in the UK Well-being 1 in 5 young people aged 16-24 reported symptoms of mental ill-health in 2013-14 All data are sourced from the Understanding Society survey www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/wellbeing
  24. 24. Smoking and Drinking
  25. 25. Young People in the UK Smoking and drinking 23% of all 16 to 24 year olds smoke www.visual.ons.gov.uk/40-years-of-smoking-in-great-britain 0 20 40 60 80 16 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 49 50 to 59 60 and over % Proportion who smoke 23% 20% 24% 41% 21% 51% 19% 55% 11% 75% Proportion who have quit Proportion who smoke and proportion who have quit smoking, Great Britain, 2014 Source: Adult smoking habits in Great Britain 2014
  26. 26. Young People in the UK Smoking and drinking 20% of people aged 16 to 24 who smoked quit smoking in 2014 in 2014 www.visual.ons.gov.uk/40-years-of-smoking-in-great-britain 0 20 40 60 80 16 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 49 50 to 59 60 and over % Proportion who smoke 23% 20% 24% 41% 21% 51% 19% 55% 11% 75% Proportion who have quit Proportion who smoke and proportion who have quit smoking, Great Britain, 2014 Source: Adult smoking habits in Great Britain 2014
  27. 27. Young People in the UK Smoking and drinking 25% of men aged 16 to 24 smoke 21% of women aged 16 to 24 smoke www.visual.ons.gov.uk/40-years-of-smoking-in-great-britain Men are more likely to smoke than women across all age groups, Great Britain, 2014 Source: Adult smoking habits in Great Britain 2014 % Men Women 25% 21% 26% 22% 22% 20% 20% 18% 12% 11% 16 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 49 50 to 59 60 and over 80 100 60 40 20 0
  28. 28. Young People in the UK Smoking and drinking Young people were less likely to have consumed alcohol; less than half (48%) of those aged 16 to 24 reported drinking alcohol in the previous week, compared with 66% of those aged 45 to 64. www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare 48% 16 to 24 66% 45 to 64
  29. 29. Young People in the UK Smoking and drinking While overall being less likely to drink alcohol, young drinkers were more likely than any other age group to consume more than the weekly recommended limit in one day. Among 16 to 24 year old drinkers, 17% consumed more than 14 units compared with 2% of those aged 65 and over. www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare
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