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Young people not in education, employment or training (NEET)

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  • Release date: 29 July 2015
  • Period covered: Year to 31 March 2015
  • Next update: October 2015
Data for young people by age, gender, region and local authority.

Headline data on the 3 key series of data related to young people who are NEET will be published quarterly, with an annual statistical report.

Key points

16-18 year olds

  • SFR basis - New data - As at end 2014 (p), 10.9 per cent of 16-18 year olds were NEET (12,200) compared with 10.9 per cent (12,300) at end 2013;
  • APS basis - New data - For the year ending Quarter 1 2015, 8.4 per cent of 16-18 year olds were estimated to be NEET, compared with 10.7 per cent at the year ending Q1 2014.
  • Pupil Destinations basis – As at Nov 2014, 3.1 per cent of Year 11 leavers were NEET compared with 3.7 per cent in 2013.

19-24 year olds

  • SFR basis- New data - As at end 2014 (p), 20.7 per cent of 19-24 year olds were NEET (53,700) compared with 21.1 per cent (54,500) at end 2013;
  • APS basis- New data - For the year ending Quarter 1 2015, 19.7 per cent of 19-24 year olds were estimated to be NEET, compared with 19.8 per cent for the year ending Q1 2014.

The definitive source for estimates of the proportion of young people who are NEET in Wales is the annual statistical first release (SFR). This bulletin provides users with timelier, but less statistically robust, statistics.

Statistical sources

  • Statistical first release ‘Participation of young people in education and the labour market’ using education data sources and the Annual Population Survey.
  • Annual Population Survey (Office for National Statistics).
  • Careers Wales Pupil Destinations from Schools in Wales survey.

Data will be added to the StatsWales website shortly.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 3357
Email: post16ed.stats@wales.gsi.gov.uk