YPBAS Publications

Date published: 13 June 2017


Young Persons’ Behaviour & Attitudes Survey

A consortium of government departments commission Central Survey Unit (CSU) to design and conduct a study on the behaviour and attitudes of young people in post-primary education in Northern Ireland. The Young Persons’ Behaviour and Attitudes Survey (YPBAS) is a school-based survey conducted among 11-16 year-olds.

Six rounds of the survey have now taken place: in Autumn 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and most recently in Autumn 2016.


Latest statistics from the 2016 survey and all statistics published from 2000. Also, please note YPBAS 2013 DCAL Headline Figures are available on the DfC website: