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.

YPBAS 2016 Revision Note: The Department of Health have identified a concern that respondents may have misinterpreted the term sunbed and as such the information presented on the proportion who had used a sunbed is likely to be an over-estimate.


Latest statistics from the 2016 survey and all statistics published from 2000.