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UK Number of School aged Children and Teenagers (Latest)

UK Open Government License (UK-GOV)Office of National Statistics (ONS)
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Data is from the England and Wales 2021 Census, Northern Ireland 2021 Census, and the Scotland 2011 Census (2022 Census data is yet to be released)

Map Highlights




🎒 Teen Territory Tidbits!

  • 🌍 In the global competition of "Who's Got More Teens?", the West Midlands (England) takes the crown with a whopping 17.29% of its population being school-aged and teens! 🥇
  • 🏞️ Northern Ireland isn't far behind, boasting a teen-tastic 17.87% of its population in the school and teen category. They're giving the West Midlands a run for their money! 💰
  • 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scotland, from 2011, seems to have been a bit more chill with 15.80% school-aged and teens. Maybe they're all out playing bagpipes or spotting Nessie? 🐉



Data Summary




The dataset provides insights into the percentage of school-aged and teens across various regions in the UK for the year 2021, with an exception for Scotland which has data from 2011.

  • The regions covered include various parts of England such as North East, North West, Yorkshire and The Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, East, London, South East, and South West. Additionally, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland are also represented.
  • The percentages of school-aged and teens across these regions are fairly close, ranging between approximately 15.50% to 17.87%.
  • London, with its bustling urban environment, has 16.47% of its population as school-aged and teens.
  • The South West of England has the lowest percentage of school-aged and teens at 15.50%, while regions like the East Midlands and East hover around the 16.5% mark.

About the Data




These regions in the census could also be known as:

  • ITL 1, a new UK standard to replace the EU NUTS standard
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