School children who have ever had alcohol in England 2003-2018, by gender

This statistic displays the proportion of school children who have ever had an alcoholic drink in England from 2003 to 2018, by gender. In the year 2018, both boys and girls aged between 11 and 15 years old have had alcoholic drink equally at 43 percent.

Proportion of children who have ever had an alcoholic drink in England from 2003 to 2018**, by gender

BoysGirls
200362%61%
200459%59%
200557%60%
200656%55%
200754%54%
200853%52%
200953%50%
201046%45%
201146%44%
201244%42%
201339%39%
201437%39%
201643%46%
201843%43%
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Source

Release date

August 2019

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2003 to 2016

Number of respondents

13,418*

Age group

11-15 years

Special properties

Pupils

Method of interview

Questionnaire and personal interview

Supplementary notes

* Unweighted base 2013: Boys n = 2,702; Girls n = 2,409
Unweighted bases: 2003 n = 10,319; 2004 n = 9,616; 2005 n = 9,107; 2006 n = 8,104; 2007 n = 7,762; 2008 n = 7,719; 2009 n = 7,618; 2010 n = 7,204; 2011 n = 6,461, 2012 n = 7,478; 2013 n = 5,111; 2014 n =6,084 : 2016n =11,819, 2018n = 13,418
** No survey in 2015 was organized. Data from 2016 is not comparable with previous years due to a change in the wording of the question pupils were asked

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