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

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  • Release date: 15 April 2015
  • Period covered: Year to 31 December 2014
  • Next update: July 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 - As at end 2013 (p), 10.5 per cent of 16-18 year olds were NEET (11,800) compared with 10.8 per cent (12,300) at end 2012.
  • APS basis - New data - For the year ending Quarter 4 2014, 8.1 per cent of 16-18 year olds were estimated to be NEET, compared with 11.9 per cent at the year ending Q4 2013.
  • Pupil Destinations basis New data  – As at Oct 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 - As at end 2013 (p), 21.2 per cent of 19-24 year olds were NEET (55,300) compared with 22.9 per cent (59,600) at end 2012.
  • APS basis - New data For the year ending Quarter 4 2014, 19.7 per cent of 19-24 year olds were estimated to be NEET, compared with 20.4 per cent for the year ending Q4 2013.

The definitive source for estimates of the proportion of young people who are NEET in Wales is the annual statistical first release (SFR). The APS data 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.

Contact

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