Unlike alcohol use, reported cannabis use appears to be lower in less deprived areas (Figure 23). However, the differences are small and of unknown statistical significance. Neither is there a clear relationship between area deprivation and ever having tried drugs other than cannabis.

Figure 23: Self-reporting of ever having tried drugs in 15 year olds in England by local authority deprivation quintile (IMD 2010), 2015

Figure 23: Self-reporting of ever having tried drugs 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 19 and Figure 23.