National data reveal that frequent drinking (at least every fortnight) is most common in 15 year olds of White ethnicity (Figure 15 ). Hackney’s ethnic diversity may partially explain the relatively low rates locally (see Comparisons with other areas section).

Figure 15: Proportion of self-reported frequent (at least once per fortnight) alcohol drinking in 15 year olds in England by ethnicity (2015)

Frequent drinking is most common in 15 year olds of White ethnicity.
Source: What About YOUth? survey, HSCIC, 2015 Confidence intervals not provided