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2011/2012 Latest

CensusAtSchool 11 Results

Did you know that 30% of the students who did our survey last year sleep with their phone under their pillow? It's true! Have a look at the published findings  and you'll see some interesting data. In total 7,150 secondary school students from 216 schools completed the 2011/2012 CensusAtSchool questionnaire between August 2011 and August 2012. The questionnaire covered a variety of topics ranging from what students have for breakfast, the types of sports activity they participate in and where they keep their mobile phones. Have a read of the results below to see the stories the data tells.  

– Interesting findings from results:

  • 30% of respondents of the 2011/12 survey stated they kept their mobile phones under their pillow while sleeping (chart 1).
  • The most popular time of the morning to get out of bed was between 7.30am and 8.00am (chart 4)
  • 53% of respondents indicated they eat cereal for breakfast. Toast (17%) and cooked breakfast (6%) were the next most popular choices (chart 6).
  • Football (14%) was the most popular participation sport followed by Gaelic football (13%) and Basketball (9%) (Chart 9).
  • Usain Bolt (34%) was the most popular choice when students were asked to name a famous Olympian. The next most popular and also the first Irish sportsperson to be named was Sonia O’Sullivan (13%) (chart 11).

Visit the CSO website to interact with the graphical representation of the result findings.