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In 2014, the First District Youth Study was held in Bogotá, which provided information about the situation of this important segment of the population in aspects such as education, health, home composition and job opportunities.

From this study and others developed by entities such as DANE, we show here some data for contextualizing the reality of our youth in Bogotá and beginning to understand the need to work on their training and well-being.

25% of the population of Bogota (1.939.525) are young people between 14 and 28 years old.

33% (640.000) of the segment is between 14 and 18 years old. This is equal as the population of Cúcuta, the sixth largest city of the country.

51,3% of this segment is in middle-low and low socioeconomic levels.

63,7% of this young people has studied in public institutions.

Most young people of middle-low and low socioeconomic status do not consider that any of their rights have been violated.

Only 23,5% believe that, in order to obtain a well-paid job, the level of study is the most important thing. 

Only 16% of young people of middle-low and low socioeconomic status has reached university studies.

 

The number of grade 11 students decreased from 60,399 in 2011 to 53,067 in 2014.

56,4% is concentrated in 5 boroughs: Kennedy, Engativá, Suba, Ciudad Bolívar y Bosa.

In boroughs such as Ciudad Bolivar, Bosa, Suba and San Cristóbal, 1 in 5 women between the ages of 15 and 19 have been or are pregnant.