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Participation of young people in education and the labour market

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  • Release date: 26 July 2018
  • Period covered: 2016 and 2017 (provisional)
  • Next update: July 2019
An annual report showing information by age, level of study, gender and economic activity.

Key points

Provisional figures for 2017 indicate

16 to 18 year olds
  • 79.5 per cent engaged in some kind of education or training (79.0 per cent in 2016).
  • 36.4 per cent were in full or part-time employment (33.6 per cent in 2016).
  • 9.5 per cent were young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) (10.5 per cent in 2016).
19 to 24 year olds
  • 38.3 per cent engaged in some kind of education or training (37.8 per cent in 2016).
  • 63.2 per cent were in full or part-time employment (61.4 per cent in 2016).
  • 16.2 per cent were young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) (18.5 per cent in 2016).

Contact

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

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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