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

Key points

16-18 year olds

  • Overall, the proportion of 16 to 18 year olds who are NEET has been gradually decreasing since 2011, but increased slightly in the most recent year. The size of this increase varies depending on the source used.
  • On the SFR basis, at end 2018, 10.3% of 16 to 18 year olds were NEET compared with 9.4% at end 2017.
  • On the APS basis, for the year ending Q1 2019, 8.2% of 16 to 18 year olds were estimated to be NEET, compared with 8.3% at the year ending Q1 2018.

19-24 year olds

  • The proportion of 19-24 year olds that are NEET has been falling since the recession and now stands at just over 16%. 
  • On the SFR basis, at end 2018, 16.1% of 19 to 24 year olds were NEET, a similar proportion compared with 2017.
  • On the APS basis, for the year ending Q1 2019, 16.2% of 19 to 24 year olds were estimated to be NEET, compared with 14.2% for the year ending Q1 2018.

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).

Reports

Young people not in education, employment or training, April 2018 to March 2019
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Data

Datasets and interactive tools

Young people not in education, employment or training, April 2018 to March 2019: tables
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Contact

Melanie Brown

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Media

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