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Youth Survey Results

South Gloucestershire Council & Bradley Stoke Town Council - 20th January 2012

In 2011 South Gloucestershire Council and Bradley Stoke Town Council conducted a survey to
find out which activities young people wanted in their local area. The results of that survey have now been published.

BRADLEY STOKE SURVEY HEADLINE RESULTS

  • 56% of young people in Bradley Stoke play sports in clubs or teams in their spare time and is
    popular across all age groups.
  • The least used youth provision is church based
  • Leisure Centre usage is high with uniformed groups also popular
  • Youth provision is most popular with the 15/16 age group, whilst Leisure centre is very
    popular with under 11s.
  • Arts and drama activities are very popular with 13 – 14 year olds.
  • The main barrier to taking part is cost with transport and availability an issue for 15 and 16
    year olds.
  • Top of young people’s wish list is drama, photography, dance, music and IT.
  • 41% of 13-14 year olds were interested in internet usage – perhaps highlighting the need for
    an internet café.
  • Ball, swimming and trampoline were the three highest desired sport and fitness activities.
    Trampoline and swimming was the highest requested sport from the 13-16 age group.
  • Horse riding, camping and BMX/scooting/skate boarding were the most demanded outdoor
    activities.
  • Cooking, Hair and Beauty, and animal care were the life skills most wanted.
  • Of all the activities on young people’s wish lists sport and outdoor activities were the most
    favoured.

RESULTS FROM MORE IN DEPTH SCHOOL FOCUS WORK

  • Cost and travel came out as the main barriers from participating with being embarrassed,
    friends and lack of information also featuring.
  • A high number of young people are aware of where activities are currently available, and
    attend clubs where possible.
  • The most popular activities attended are
    Netball, swimming, scouts, guides, after school clubs, skate board/scooters/bmx, ball sports,
    army cadets, youth clubs
  • The overriding feeling from young people during this work was that they would like the
    activities to be run locally in Schools, Leisure Centres, Youth Centres, Parks and on the
    streets.
  • The top three most popular activities young people would like to participate in each area are
    Art/media/music - Drama, photography and games design
    Sports/fitness – football, basketball and dance
    Outdoor activities – scootering, ice skating and go karting
    Life skills/volunteering – cooking, horse riding and guides

To view the results in full, please download the following PDF document: Youth Survey Results