Youth - Overview


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What information can I find here?

This section gathers statistics from a range of other domains from which data is available broken down by age. In this context, young people are defined to be between 15 and 29 years old. For some indicators, data is available by age group, while for others it is presented by individual age.

The topics covered in this section are the following:

  • Population: for example the number of children and young people, young immigrants;
  • Education and training: participation education and training, early school leavers;
  • Employment: employment and unemployment rates, temporary and part-time employment;
  • Health: body mass index, psychological distress, self-perceived health;
  • Social inclusion: at risk of poverty or social exclusion, housing deprivation;
  • Culture and creativity: frequency of going to the cinema or concerts;
  • Participation: frequency of getting together with family and friends;
  • Volunteering: participation in informal voluntary activities;
  • Digital world: internet use and activities, e-skills.
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