Data for young people by age, gender, region and local authority for October 2017 to September 2018.

Main points

16 to 18 year olds

  • Statistical first release basis: as at end 2017(p), 9.5% of 16 to 18 year olds were NEET (9,800) compared with 10.5% (11,200) at end 2016.
  • Annual Population Survey basis: (new data) for the year ending Quarter 3 2018, 8.8% of 16 to 18 year olds were estimated to be NEET, the same as year ending Quarter 3 2017.
  • Pupil destinations basis: as at October 2017, 1.6% of Year 11 leavers were NEET compared with 2.0% in 2016.

19 to 24 year olds

  • Statistical first release basis: as at end 2017 (p), 16.2% of 19 to 24 year olds were NEET (40,100) compared with 18.5% (46,000) at end 2016.
  • Annual Population Survey basis: (new data ) for the year ending Quarter 3 2018, 15.2% of 19 to 24 year olds were estimated to be NEET, compared with 14.3% for the year ending Quarter 3 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

  • Statistical first release ‘Participation of young people in education and the labour market’ using education data sources and the Annual Population Survey.
  • Annual Population Survey (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), October 2017 to September 2018: tables - Revised
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