This report is a follow up to our previous report from Engage London, Young People Count 2015, which details a guide to the different data sources that are available on the problems that young people face in the United Kingdom.

Drawn from official figures, such as the Office of National Statistics, and independent research by community and voluntary organisations, it covers the subjects of; health, youth employment, housing, crime, education, participation, and poverty.

The challenges that young people face are numerous, and interlinked, and are not easily addressed in isolation. Yet one thing is clear: young people are at a disadvantage compared to the rest of the population on almost every area.

Facing discrimination, worse employment opportunities and more crime, young people have been the worst impacted by the recession. This, coupled with a lack of affordable housing, makes one of the hardest situations acing the next generation to face in decades.

Young People Count is broken into ten different topics, and is drawn from organisations across the UK. The data collected is largely no more than 5 years old.

The data is divided into two types:

  • A collection of data from various sources at the start of each section, marked by footnotes
  • A summary of different reports on that subjected, contained in a coloured box

Download the report Young People Count 2016