Women begin spending greater than boys as they enter their teenagers and uncover dearer shampoo and make-up.
On the ages of seven to 9, weekly spending is increased amongst boys (£eight.50) than women (£7.50), the Workplace for Nationwide Statistics (ONS) mentioned.
Women’ spending then overtakes boys’ on the age of 10 to 12 and accelerates within the 13 to 15 age group.
Whereas boys spent lower than 10p per week on cleaning soap and cosmetics, women spent £1.70 by the age of 13 to 15.
However the figures additionally present that the youngsters spent lower than they used to.
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In 2015-17, women aged 13 to 15 spent a median of £20.20 per week, in contrast with £21.50 per week in 2002-04.
Boys’ spending dropped from £19.30 to £17.30 over the identical interval.
The information is predicated on a diary of revenue and spending saved by youngsters for the ONS over a two-week interval.
The ONS mentioned that the issue that “stood out” when evaluating spending among the many older age teams was the quantity paid for toiletries and cosmetics. This contains cleaning soap, shampoo and make-up.
Solely 2% of seven to 15-year-old boys purchased no less than one toiletry or beauty merchandise in a two-week interval, in contrast with 17% of ladies of the identical age.
Women aged seven to 9 spent 20p per week on this stuff, rising to £1.70 for women aged 13 to 15. Boys of all ages spent lower than 10p per week.
Different findings included:
- Women spend double the quantity per week (30p) that boys spend on books between the ages of seven and 15
- Probably the most was spent on garments and sneakers – practically £1.80 per week
- Boys spent greater than 10 occasions as a lot as women on laptop video games and software program (£1.10 in contrast with 10p per week)
- One of the vital frequent buys for kids aged seven to 15 years was smooth drinks, together with fizzy drinks
Greater than half (56%) of those youngsters purchased no less than one smooth drink inside a two-week interval, with most being consumed away from the house.
Ice cream was purchased extra often amongst pre-teen youngsters.
Whereas spending has fallen in contrast with the earlier technology, there remained some costly objects on the spending listing, together with bikes, cellphones and computer systems.