Data for young people by age, gender, region and local authority for July 2018 to June 2019.

Main points

16-18 year olds

  • The proportion of 16 to 18 year olds who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) has been gradually decreasing since 2011, but increased slightly in 2018.
  • On the statistical first release (SFR) basis, in 2018, 10.3% of 16 to 18 year olds were NEET compared with 9.4% in 2017.
  • On the Annual Population Survey (APS) basis, for the year ending Q2 2019, 8.4%of 16 to 18 year olds were NEET, compared with 7.9%the year before.

19-24 year olds

  • The proportion of 19 to 24 year olds that are NEET has been falling since the recession and now stands at around 16%.
  • On the SFR basis, in 2018, 16.1% of 19 to 24 year olds were NEET, similar to 2017.
  • On the APS basis, for the year ending Q2 2019, 15.0% of 19 to 24 year olds were estimated to be NEET, compared with 15.7% for the previous year.

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).

Data

Datasets and interactive tools

Young people not in education, employment or training, July 2018 to June 2019: tables
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