Underage Issues

  • The proportion of young people in England (11-15 year olds) that have tried alcohol fell from 59% in 2004 to 38% in 2014.
  • The proportion of young people in England (11-15 years olds) who think it is ok to drink alcohol once a week fell from 46% in 2003 to 24% in 2014.
  • The proportion of young people in England (11-15 year olds) who think that everyone their age drinks has fallen from 9% to 2%.
  • The proportion of young people in England (11-15 year olds) that do not think alcohol is used by their peers has increased from 12% to 22%.
  • The South West has the highest proportion of 15 year olds that have tried an alcoholic drink (72%) compared to London, with the lowest proportion (41%).