STATE OF OUR YOUTH

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There are 11,229 peo­ple aged 10 to 24 in Porirua, 23 per cent of the pop­u­la­tion

Half of 10 to 19-year-olds are Pakeha, 34 per cent Pa­cific, 27 per cent Maori, 4 per cent Asian

90 per cent of 15- to 24-year-olds rated their qual­ity of life pos­i­tively in a 2010 sur­vey. None rated their lives badly

Quar­ter of all fam­i­lies are sin­gle par­ent (na­tional av­er­age 18 per cent)

28 per cent of school leavers have no qual­i­fi­ca­tions (na­tional av­er­age 11 per cent)

32 per cent of high school stu­dents are schooled out­side Porirua

Peo­ple aged 14 to 29 make up 38 per cent of Porirua’s vol­un­teer work­ers

Sport is the most im­por­tant ac­tiv­ity in 27 per cent of young peo­ple’s lives

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