Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I have been at the youthwork.co.uk conference this weekend and as a result I came across this website.  It has a few interesting sections, for example, check out the presentations such at these stats, and these papers.

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Friday, August 29, 2008

Divorce rate lowest for 26 years

This is vaguely interesting


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

State of the Countryside report

If your after some stats on rural areas, check out the State of the countryside report on the www.ruralcommunities.gov.uk website


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Marriage statistics

Check out the resource section on the Bristol Community Family Trust (BCFT) website. There are several power points etc. that include statistics on marriage and how it relates to children. For example, check out this one


Thursday, April 10, 2008

Under-age drinking

See this article on the BBC news website.


Friday, March 28, 2008

Teenagers are drinking an average of 44 bottles of wine a year

From this article on the bbc website: "Teenagers are drinking an average of 44 bottles of wine or 177 pints of beer a year each, a study suggests."

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Friday, February 29, 2008

Teenage conceptions

From today's Times newspaper:

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Suicide rate drops in young men

Check out this article


Tuesday, January 22, 2008


I've just noticed that Chis, like me, is collecting statistics. Fascinating! Check them out here!


Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Newsround survey

If you're interested in statistics / surveys, take a look at the survey commisioned by Newsround


Monday, December 03, 2007

Church attendance statistics

For those who are interested, there are some stats on Church attendence here


Saturday, November 24, 2007

Sex infections continue to rise

Here are some stats from this article published on the BBC website yesterday:
"Young adults are disproportionately affected by STIs, accounting for 65% of all chlamydia, 55% of all genital warts and 48% of gonorrhoea diagnoses in genitourinary medicine clinics across the UK in 2006, the HPA found"

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

One in 30 aborted babies lives

Here's a good discussion point:

For more details check out this article on the BBC

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Friday, April 20, 2007

The modern man...

See this story about a survey done for FHM...it includes, amongst other things, the top 10 guys other men would like to swap lives with:

1. David Beckham.
2. Richard Branson.
3. Brad Pitt.
4. Hugh Hefner.
5. Bill Gates.
6. Steven Gerrard.
7. George Clooney.
8. Sultan of Brunei.
9. Roman Abramovich.
10. Jose Mourinho.

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Sunday, April 15, 2007

Raise drinking age to 21?

See this article on the BBC. Here are some quotes:

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Social trends survey

Check out this story on the BBC. It's based on information from The Office for National Statistics and gives various facts and figures about single parent families / divorce etc. The report can be found here.


Wednesday, April 04, 2007

10 things...statistics...







Thursday, December 07, 2006

Facts and figures on family life

Here are some stats from Facts and figures on family life:
There are many more...just download the PDF from http://www.parentlineplus.org.uk


Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Teenage risky behaviour, including the latest figures on sexual activity

Some more quotes from http://www.parentlineplus.org.uk and be found here:

See http://www.parentlineplus.org.uk for the references

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Monday, September 25, 2006

Fifteen-year-olds in Britain are among Europe's heaviest users of alcohol, cannabis and tobacco

See this article

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Monday, August 14, 2006

BBC: Third 'have sex below legal age'

From the BBC website: Nearly a third of 16 to 24-year-olds lost their virginity below the age of consent, a survey has found.

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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Magazine monitor

Some interesting info from the magazine monitor...


Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Children spend two-and-a-half months on average each year staring at screens

See http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/5036600.stm


Monday, June 05, 2006


It's old new's, but I heard this statistic: The World Health Organization’s “World report on violence and health” states that one person commits suicide about every 40 seconds, one is murdered every 60 seconds and one dies in armed conflict every 100 seconds.". See http://www.un.org/womenwatch/osagi/network/Network-Vol%206_4.pdf

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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Neighborhood statistics

Still recovering from Fort Rocky this last weekend! Wow that was tiring!
My dad just sent me a link to this government website for statistics based on your post code: http://www.neighborhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/


Wednesday, May 10, 2006

POLL: Top Ten Issues Facing Families

This looks interesting

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Saturday, April 01, 2006

Brits die each year...

From Laurens blog...did you know...
...something for the next quiz I do...

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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Births out of wedlock 'pass 40%'

The proportion of children born outside marriage in the UK has leapt from 12% in 1980 to 42% in 2004, according to the Office for National Statistics.

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Friday, February 17, 2006

Youth and self harm - Samaritans

I found some statistics on self-harm on the Samaritans website here.  It's part of a report called Youth and self harm which is based on a survey of 41 schools in Birmingham, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire during 2000-2001.


Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Between 19,500 and 35,100 children are taking heroin

"Between 19,500 and 35,100 children are taking heroin, according to a government survey."
See http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4685028.stm


Saturday, February 04, 2006

Alcohol concern - fact sheet / stats

I noticed a link to this site on the youthwork.co.uk website, it's got some interesting statistics about young people and alcohol.


Wednesday, February 01, 2006

13 and 11-year-olds...English girls drank more

See this story

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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Mental health time bomb?

Some stats from www.youthwork.co.uk ...
"Key common factors including drink and drug abuse, sexual promiscuity, self-harm and bullying are leading towards a generation of dysfunctional adults.
Maybe we should look at this issue...?


Sunday, December 18, 2005

Total UK personal debt broke through the £1.1 trillion barrier...

Check out the stat's here.  It makes interesting reading, especially at Christmas!


Thursday, November 03, 2005

10 things....

  • "Some 40,000 UK children are on prescription drugs for depression"
  • "One in 18 people has a third nipple"
  • "The day when most suicides occurred in the UK between 1993 and 2002 was 1 January, 2000"


Sunday, October 30, 2005

Some stats on our region

Some stats about our area from Scarborough Borough Council "All together better"
Here's some more...a report entitle "our region our health"

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Monday, September 19, 2005

Thoughts on Clubbing talk

Questions to think about
Issues that Clubbing raises
Practical advice to consider
  • Watch your drinks
  • Drugs
  • Stick with your friends
  • Personal safety
Kai Tracid Video
  • Watched with video again, and it raises lots of interesting points for discussion:
    • one moment it shows the woman having fun, the next it cut's to her lying of her bed, depresses, recovering
    • there are references to sexual advances, drugs etc.
    • she eventually collapses, because, as I see it, she was given something which leads to date rape
  • basically it highlights most of the issues and a subtle
Possible Bible bits
  • Ecclesiastes 11:9 "Young people, enjoy yourselves while you are young…"
  • The prodigal son - he leaves home for a life of partying
  • 2 Samuel David dances like an idiot to the Lord (my paraphrase)
  • Could just use random verses that speak to the issues that Clubbing raises
  • http://www.kjv1611.org.uk/Night%20Clubbing.htm - not sure I agree with everything this says, but it points out some verses
Other ideas
  • Do the police / website have any advice on this?
  • Could we organise some basic self-defence lessons?


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