YOUTH PARTICIPATION
The United Nations in South Africa consult youth on how it should work for the next five years.
9 questions polled on this topic
92% response rate
12,017 responded out of 13,074 polled
May 20. 2019
Area of residence
May 20. 2019
Top three challenges facing youth in SA
May 20. 2019
Main causes of the challenges facing youth
May 20. 2019
Most vulnerable youth groups in South Africa
May 20. 2019
What do you think would make South Africa a successful country
May 20. 2019
Challenges facing South African youth in ten years time
May 20. 2019
What can be done today to help youth tackle these problems
May 20. 2019
What do you think can be done to better equip the youth for the
May 20. 2019
Which sectors do you think will drive the South African economy

POLL RESULTS

MAY 20. 2019
Area of residence
12,017 responded out of 13,074 polled
Female
25%
Urban
 
Urban
38%
Rural
 
Rural
30%
Township
 
Township
3%
Informal
 
Informal
4%
Do not wish to answer
 
Do not wish to answer

Male
24%
Urban
 
Urban
39%
Rural
 
Rural
29%
Township
 
Township
4%
Informal
 
Informal
4%
Do not wish to answer
 
Do not wish to answer
0-14
7%
informal
 
informal
33%
township
 
township
37%
rural
 
rural
13%
urban
 
urban
10%
do not wish to answer
 
do not wish to answer

15-19
4%
informal
 
informal
28%
township
 
township
40%
rural
 
rural
23%
urban
 
urban
5%
do not wish to answer
 
do not wish to answer

20-24
3%
informal
 
informal
30%
township
 
township
39%
rural
 
rural
25%
urban
 
urban
4%
do not wish to answer
 
do not wish to answer

25-30
4%
informal
 
informal
33%
township
 
township
33%
rural
 
rural
27%
urban
 
urban
4%
do not wish to answer
 
do not wish to answer

31-34
5%
informal
 
informal
32%
township
 
township
38%
rural
 
rural
22%
urban
 
urban
2%
do not wish to answer
 
do not wish to answer

35+
2%
informal
 
informal
31%
township
 
township
29%
rural
 
rural
34%
urban
 
urban
5%
do not wish to answer
 
do not wish to answer
26%
Urban
 
Urban
38%
Rural
 
Rural
28%
Township
 
Township
4%
Informal
 
Informal
4%
Do not wish to answer
 
Do not wish to answer
MAY 20. 2019
Top three challenges facing youth in SA
9,665 responded out of 11,018 polled
unemployment
education
crime
corruption
violence
hunger
economy
climate
slow
economic
children
growth
homelessness
health
women
change
homeless
citizen
participation
gender
making
yes
decision
unemployed
drugs
work
control
ok
pay
don
finances
abuse
equal
water
issues
poverty
unemployement
nd
know
lack
woman
drug
jobs
pregnancy
employment
alcohol
teenage
can
finance
poor
MAY 20. 2019
Main causes of the challenges facing youth
7,839 responded out of 8,752 polled
lack
unemployment
education
people
corruption
crime
jobs
don
job
youth
money
government
work
school
many
children
violence
caused
get
poverty
economic
poor
can
growth
hunger
opportunities
drugs
want
skills
slow
economy
cause
high
unemployed
yes
south
know
need
women
young
believe
less
go
rate
us
home
change
educated
working
things
MAY 20. 2019
Most vulnerable youth groups in South Africa
7,469 responded out of 7,727 polled
Female
16%
People living with disabilities
 
People living with disabilities
19%
Single/child headed households
 
Single/child headed households
21%
Those who abuse drugs and alcohol
 
Those who abuse drugs and alcohol
18%
Those who drop out of school
 
Those who drop out of school
16%
Those who are unemployed
 
Those who are unemployed
8%
Those who are orphaned
 
Those who are orphaned
3%
Other groups
 
Other groups

Male
16%
People living with disabilities
 
People living with disabilities
17%
Single/child headed households
 
Single/child headed households
24%
Those who abuse drugs and alcohol
 
Those who abuse drugs and alcohol
16%
Those who drop out of school
 
Those who drop out of school
20%
Those who are unemployed
 
Those who are unemployed
5%
Those who are orphaned
 
Those who are orphaned
4%
Other groups
 
Other groups
0-14
18%
those who drop out of school
 
those who drop out of school
22%
people living with disabilities
 
people living with disabilities
29%
single/child headed households
 
single/child headed households
4%
those who are orphaned
 
those who are orphaned
2%
other groups
 
other groups
18%
those who abuse drugs and alcohol
 
those who abuse drugs and alcohol
8%
those who are unemployed
 
those who are unemployed

15-19
18%
those who drop out of school
 
those who drop out of school
18%
people living with disabilities
 
people living with disabilities
19%
single/child headed households
 
single/child headed households
6%
those who are orphaned
 
those who are orphaned
5%
other groups
 
other groups
22%
those who abuse drugs and alcohol
 
those who abuse drugs and alcohol
12%
those who are unemployed
 
those who are unemployed

20-24
17%
those who drop out of school
 
those who drop out of school
15%
people living with disabilities
 
people living with disabilities
15%
single/child headed households
 
single/child headed households
6%
those who are orphaned
 
those who are orphaned
3%
other groups
 
other groups
24%
those who abuse drugs and alcohol
 
those who abuse drugs and alcohol
20%
those who are unemployed
 
those who are unemployed

25-30
13%
those who drop out of school
 
those who drop out of school
14%
people living with disabilities
 
people living with disabilities
16%
single/child headed households
 
single/child headed households
7%
those who are orphaned
 
those who are orphaned
2%
other groups
 
other groups
23%
those who abuse drugs and alcohol
 
those who abuse drugs and alcohol
26%
those who are unemployed
 
those who are unemployed

31-34
9%
those who drop out of school
 
those who drop out of school
7%
people living with disabilities
 
people living with disabilities
24%
single/child headed households
 
single/child headed households
7%
those who are orphaned
 
those who are orphaned
3%
other groups
 
other groups
14%
those who abuse drugs and alcohol
 
those who abuse drugs and alcohol
35%
those who are unemployed
 
those who are unemployed

35+
15%
those who drop out of school
 
those who drop out of school
24%
people living with disabilities
 
people living with disabilities
20%
single/child headed households
 
single/child headed households
6%
those who are orphaned
 
those who are orphaned
3%
other groups
 
other groups
12%
those who abuse drugs and alcohol
 
those who abuse drugs and alcohol
20%
those who are unemployed
 
those who are unemployed
17%
People living with disabilities
 
People living with disabilities
18%
Single/child headed households
 
Single/child headed households
22%
Those who abuse drugs and alcohol
 
Those who abuse drugs and alcohol
16%
Those who drop out of school
 
Those who drop out of school
18%
Those who are unemployed
 
Those who are unemployed
5%
Those who are orphaned
 
Those who are orphaned
3%
Other groups
 
Other groups
MAY 20. 2019
What do you think would make South Africa a successful country
6,977 responded out of 7,296 polled
people
jobs
education
youth
job
must
south
can
corruption
opportunities
africa
stop
make
country
government
create
will
school
drugs
free
give
work
help
get
yes
children
think
crime
provide
employment
opportunity
better
creating
creation
alcohol
don
need
educated
successful
together
good
go
young
change
like
skills
giving
business
us
economic
MAY 20. 2019
Challenges facing South African youth in ten years time
6,299 responded out of 6,638 polled
unemployment
will
crime
drugs
education
abuse
poverty
youth
jobs
lack
alcohol
don
drug
people
rate
high
corruption
job
know
south
school
pregnancy
hunger
africa
money
think
unemployed
get
teenage
can
change
poor
yes
economy
violence
country
many
uneducated
increase
work
drop
make
years
lot
now
use
children
challenges
economic
employment
MAY 20. 2019
What can be done today to help youth tackle these problems
6,004 responded out of 6,152 polled
youth
jobs
education
must
job
create
can
people
give
school
government
free
help
opportunities
make
will
drugs
get
work
stop
go
skills
provide
think
don
need
open
yes
south
business
giving
take
know
us
creating
employment
support
better
country
africa
money
opportunity
teach
alcohol
future
life
start
young
educated
corruption
MAY 20. 2019
What do you think can be done to better equip the youth for the
5,224 responded out of 5,614 polled
youth
education
don
must
can
jobs
know
skills
give
job
people
make
better
free
help
will
school
create
revolution
industrial
yes
get
work
government
teach
technology
think
opportunities
provide
educate
stop
drugs
good
country
schools
take
training
need
like
money
sure
things
done
south
go
learn
nothing
understand
us
change
MAY 20. 2019
Which sectors do you think will drive the South African economy
4,964 responded out of 5,094 polled
agriculture
mining
business
tourism
finance
manufacturing
energy
wholesale
retail
agricultural
sector
businesses
primary
nd
don
financial
agric
can
yes
economy
youth
education
know
tertiary
africa
agri
food
need
please
south
eg
help
manufacturer
money
people
company
drive
good
jobs
make
ok
stop
finances
gold
minning
must
sale
school
whole
economic

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