Using the data in the table provided on Pages 20 and 21, what can you say about the relationships people have with their neighbours and immediate community?
The data in the tables shows what sort of relationships people have with their neighbours and immediate community. The table itself is divided into four categories which include gender, age, social class and region. Each of these four categories is then divided again into sub-categories. Therefore this enables us to view the table from different aspects. The statements were asked to a total of 47,358 people and all relate to different aspects of a neighbourly relationship both positive and negative.
The first heading in the table is that of gender, which is divided into male and female. The ratio of males to females asked is very similar on all statements.
The second heading in the table is age, this again is divided into a total of six categories beginning with 18 – 24 year olds and finishing with 65+.
When studying this part of the table, I found some interesting data. When asked if they have good relationships with their neighbours 59% of the 65+ category agreed whereas only 18% of the 18-24 age range agreed. The same goes for the statement of speaking to neighbours a lot, the same pattern occurs; the 65+ category agrees with a total of 46% whereas only 18% of the 18-24 age range agrees. Although this does say something about how different age ranges view relationships with their neighbours and community, we need to take into consideration that 9948 people were asked in 65+ age range compared to just 5683 of 18-24 year olds. It does seem from looking at the table that the older the age ranges the better the relationship they seem to have with their neighbours.
The third and fourth parts of the table concern social class and region. The social class AB has a higher percentage of people (46%) who agree with the statement of having a good relationship with their neighbours and...