Updated UK indicators

  • Underage pregnancies:
    • first and second graphs (over time): the overall number of underage conceptions is similar to a decade ago, although a lower proportion now lead to actual births.
    • fourth graph (by region): the rate of conceptions amongst girls aged under 16 is highest in the North East of England.
  • Educational attainment at age 16:
    • first and second graphs (over time): 8% of pupils in England obtained fewer than 5 GCSEs in 2008/09, down from 10% in the mid 2000s.  30% obtained fewer than 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, down from 50% a decade previously.
    • fifth graph (by region): the proportion of 16-year-olds with few GCSEs is similar in all of the English regions.
  • Young adult suicides:
    • first graph (over time): the number of suicides amongst young adults aged 15 to 24 has almost halved over the last decade, although that decline now seems to have stopped.
    • second graph (by gender): four-fifths of young adult suicides are males.
    • third graph (young adult deaths more generally): as well as suicides, young men are also much more likely to die from accidents than are young women.
  • Limiting longstanding illness/disability (working age):
    • first and second graphs (over time): a quarter of adults aged 45-64 report a longstanding illness or disability which limits their activity.
    • third graph (by income): two-fifths of all adults aged 45-64 on below-average incomes have a limiting longstanding illness or disability, more than twice the rate for those on above-average incomes.
  • Limiting longstanding illness/disability (older people):
    • first and second graphs (over time): a third of adults aged 65-74, and half of adults aged 75 and over, report a limiting longstanding sickness or disability. Both proportions are similar to a decade ago.
    • third graph (by income): for those aged 65-74, the proportion with a limiting longstanding illness or disability increases as income decreases. The differences by income are less for those aged 75 and over.
  • Anxiety:
    • first graph (over time): among those aged 60 or over, around a quarter of women feel very unsafe out at night, three times the proportion for men, but lower than a decade ago.
    • second graph (by income): among women aged 60 and over, those from lower income households are one and a half times as likely to feel very unsafe out at night as those from higher income households.
  • Without home contents insurance:
    • second graph (over time): households with no home contents insurance are more than three times as likely to be burgled as those with insurance.
  • Overcrowding:
    • first graph (over time): around one in twenty people live in overcrowded conditions, the same as a decade ago.
  • Unmet housing need:
    • first graph (over time): for the first time in a decade, the number of new social housing dwellings in 2007/08 exceeded that required to keep up with demographic change.
  • Victims of crime:
    • fifth graph (worries – by type of adult): households with no home contents insurance are more than three times as likely to be burgled as those with insurance.