Share of children who have smoked, drank alcohol or taken drugs in England 2018

This statistic displays the proportion of school children who have ever tried smoking, drinking alcohol or taking drugs in England in 2018. In this year, 44 percent of children aged 11 to 15 years old have never done any of these.

Proportion of school children who have ever smoked, drunk alcohol or taken drugs in England in 2018

Share of respondents
Smoked cigarettes16%
Drunk alcohol 44%
Taken any drugs 24%
Taken cannabis 9%
Sniffed volatile substances 9%
Taken Class A drugs4%
Ever done any of these 56%
Never done any of these 44%
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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

13,481 respondents

Age group

11-15 years

Method of interview

Questionnaire and personal interview

Supplementary notes

* Weighted bases

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