Nationally, the proportion of 15 year olds who report frequent drinking (at least every fortnight) is negatively correlated with area deprivation – frequent drinking increases as deprivation decreases on average according to the WAY survey (Figure 22). In Hackney and the City, the proportion of 15 year olds reporting frequent drinking in this same survey (5.5%) is lower than even the most deprived areas nationally (8%).
Figure 22: Self-reporting of frequent alcohol drinking in 15 year olds in England by local authority deprivation quintile (IMD 2010), 2015
Source: What About YOUth? survey, HSCIC, 2015
Confidence intervals not provided. For a full definition of deprivation quintile, please see Figure 15 and Figure 16.