Data for young people by age, gender, region and local authority for 2018.

Key points

16-18 year olds

  • Statistical First Release (SFR) basis - As at end 2017 (p), 9.5% of 16-18 year olds were NEET (9,800) compared with 10.5% (11,200) at end 2016.

  • Annual Population Survey (APS) basis - New data - For the year ending Quarter 4 2018, 8.3% of 16-18 year olds were estimated to be NEET, compared with 8.0% for the year ending Q4 2017.

  • Pupil Destinations basis - As at October 2017, 1.6% of Year 11 leavers were NEET compared with 2.0% in 2016.

19-24 year olds

  • SFR basis - As at end 2017 (p), 16.2% of 19-24 year olds were NEET (40,100) compared with 18.5% (46,000) at end 2016.

  • APS basis - New data - For the year ending Quarter 4 2018, 16.0% of 19-24 year olds were estimated to be NEET, compared with 13.7% for the year ending Q4 2017.

(p) provisional.

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.

Data

Datasets and interactive tools

Young people not in education, employment or training (NEET), 2018: tables
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