Usual frequency that school children drink alcohol in England 2018, by age

This statistic displays the frequency that school children consume alcohol in England in 2018, by age. In this period, 12 percent of 15 year old school children drink alcohol about once a fortnight, while 27 percent of pupils in the same age group say they drink alcohol only few times in a year.

Distribution of the frequency that school children consume alcohol in England in 2018, by age

Almost every dayAbout twice a weekAbout once a weekAbout once a fortnightAbout once a monthOnly a few times a yearDoesn't drink now
11 years0%0%0%1%1%7%91%
12 years0%1%1%1%2%14%81%
13 years0%1%2%3%5%22%66%
14 years0%3%4%6%8%26%52%
15 years1%5%7%12%13%27%34%
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Source

Release date

August 2019

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

01 Jan 2018 to 31 Dec 2018

Number of respondents

13,163*

Age group

11-15 years

Special properties

Pupils

Method of interview

Questionnaire and personal interview

Supplementary notes

* Weighted base: n (boys)=6,519, n (girls)=6,434
The source provides the following information:
'Doesn't drink now' includes pupils who say they don't drink now and those who have never drunk alcohol.

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