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

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  • Release date: 27 April 2017
  • Period covered: Year to 31 December 2016
  • Next update: July 2017
Data for young people by age, gender, region and local authority.

Key points

16-18 year olds

  • Statistical first release (SFR) basis - As at end 2015 (provisional), 10.5 per cent of 16-18 year olds were NEET (11,500) compared with 10.8 per cent (12,000) at end 2014.
  • Annual Population Survey (APS) basis - New data - For the year ending Quarter 4 2016, 8.5 per cent of 16-18 year olds were estimated to be NEET, compared with 9.6 per cent at the year ending Q4 2015.
  • Pupil Destinations basis - New data - As at October 2016, 2.0 per cent of Year 11 leavers were NEET compared with 2.8 per cent in 2015.

19-24 year olds

  • SFR basis- As at end 2015 (provisional), 19.0 per cent of 19-24 year olds were NEET (48,200) compared with 20.4 per cent (52,200) at end 2014.
  • APS basis- New data - For the year ending Quarter 4 2016, 17.1 per cent of 19-24 year olds were estimated to be NEET, compared with 18.6 per cent for the year ending Q4 2015.

Note

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

  • SFR ‘Participation of young people in education and the labour market’ using education data sources and the APS.
  • APS (Office for National Statistics).
  • Careers Wales Pupil Destinations from Schools in Wales survey.

Further information

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.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 0300 025 3357
Email: post16ed.stats@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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