Using the data in the table provided on page 20 and 21, what can you say about the relationships people have with their neighbours and immediate community? We can notice a few patterns within the tables. The first noticeable point is that older people claim to have a better relationship with their neighbours. There are no differences between male and female and the age group who knows the less their neighbours are people between 25 and 34 years old. A few people in this survey claim to spend a lot of time with their neighbours. Only a few percentages of people are not happy with their neighbours by saying they don’t live in a friendly community or they don’t have a very good relationship with their neighbours as well as the number of people who spend some time with their neighbours. Both of those numbers are very low regarding the class, the age group or the area. The variations we can notice between the four subheadings are for example people claiming that they have a good relationship with their neighbours.
There is the same amount of people who claim to have a good relationship with their neighbours if we compare the results by gender but if we compare the results by age group, older people seem to have a better relationship with their neighbours than the youngest age group. The 24-34 years old group seem to be less interested in a relationship with their neighbours. They rarely speak to their neighbours and even claim that they haven’t met all of them but they also claim the most that the community they live in is not friendly. Regarding the social class and the Region we can say that the AB Class and people leaving in Wales and South West have also a better relationship with their neighbours. In the tables we can see some interesting points such as the time people spend with their neighbours.
In the category which people are claiming to have a very good relationship with their neighbours we can see that only a few percentages of them spend a lot of time with their neighbours. Also the 24-34 years old age group claims to live in a community that is not friendly but also admit that they haven’t met all of the neighbours or they rarely speak to them. The same age group state that they don’t know the name of their neighbours. This is in contradiction to their statement and we can wonder how this age group can judge their neighbours if they don’t even know their names or if they haven’t met them.
Only two of these numbers are over 50% and both in the 65+ age group. 59% claim to have a very good relationship with their neighbours and 53% claim to know the names of all their neighbours. Only a few amount of people answered none of the above.