• ACT secondary school students were asked what type of hat they most often wore on a sunny day in summer.
  • In 2014, 30.3% of secondary school students reported wearing no hat (29.6% for males and 30.9% for females).
  • The most popular type of hat for males was the baseball-style cap with 37.4% of males preferring this style (21.8% for females) and a bucket style hat for females with 25.2% preferring this style (18.7% for males).
  • In 2014, the most common reason reported for not wearing a hat were 'I don't like wearing a hat when spending time outdoors' (40.8%), followed by 'it is not compulsory to wear one at my school' (21.7%) and 'it messes up my hair' (21.5%). 

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