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2005/2006 Latest

CensusAtSchool 6 Results

22 500 young people completed the CensusAtSchool 6 questionnaire between September 2005 and July 2006.

– Interesting findings from results:

  • Just over half (56%) of those completing the survey were female. Only 4% claim not to eat meat at all, while a quarter of all 11 to 16 year olds eat meat every day. It seems that in general boys prefer meat to girls – the pie charts (seemed appropriate while talking about food!) below show males were far keener on protein while females tended towards fruit and vegetables and carbohydrates.
  • So, girls seem to have the edge when it comes to considering healthy eating – is that more of a vanity thing? The response to question 8 showed that half of all females and third of males have gone on a diet or done something to control their weight in the last year. The bar chart below shows that nearly a quarter of participants eat two portions of sweets and crisps a day – over 90% eat at least one portion!
  • When it comes to the environment nearly 60% put climate change as the greatest issue to be addressed in the next few years. Few seemed very concerned about landfill (2.5%) or road congestion (3%) but perhaps as they get to an age when they are able to drive and are responsible for their own homes this may change.
  • In their local environment, they would like less litter and traffic and more sporting facilities. This did vary a lot between the regions. For example only 3% of people from the Channel islands wanted more sports facilities, their main concern being the amount of traffic while in the East midlands only 3% wanted more cycle paths and their main areas of concern was litter with 30% citing this as the thing they would like to improve in their local environment.
  • Nearly 70% claimed to brush their teeth twice daily with under 1% saying that they did not brush their teeth at all.
  • Gender differences are also evident in the preference for charity type. The bar chart below shows that while children’s charities come top of the list, boys certainly favour sporting and environmental charities while the females would give their money to children and animal charities through choice.
  • Below are two fixed random samples of the data consisting of 100 records each.
    Sample 1 (XLS)
    Sample 2 (XLS)