In the first chapter of this dissertation an interdisciplinary theoretical discussion on social area (social space), focusing public space, leads to elaborating the own theoretical model of social space. The model is used as the theoretical basis for the own empirical social area analysis with 6- to 14-year-old children and youth in the austrian district capital of Voitsberg. The following chapter specifies, in a multidisciplinary way (history, psychology, social pedagogy), different concepts of social space in relation to the population group of children and youth. Afterwards everyday life of children and youth is discussed. A meta-analysis of contemporary childhood and youth surveys refers to pedagogical concepts describing (post)modern childhood and youth. A theoretical outline of history and methods of social area research, as well as a meta-analysis of empirical works in that field, leads to the own empirical social area analysis in Voitsberg. Following a concept of perspective-integrated social area research, it contains different methods connecting structural and activity-related aspects of social area. These methods are 1. round trips through Voitsberg by myself, 2. structural analysis, 3. analysis of childrens and youths everyday life journals, 4. Focus group including mental maps and 5. Focus group including round trip with children and youth. The results refer, initially, to everyday life of 6- to 14-year-old children and youth in Voitsberg. Everyday activities, areas and relations are elaborated in form of Everyday-Profiles`. The analysis of sex and age related differences complete that section. Furthermore the results focusing the social space, especially public space in Voitsberg, are presented. Structural data about population and infrastructure, as well as results showing the atmosphere` of public space, are connected to results about using, activities, mobility and interactions of children and youth in public space in Voitsberg.