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

16-18 year olds

  • Proportion of 16 to 18 year olds not in education, employment or training (NEET) has gradually decreased since 2011, but increased slightly in 2018. 
  • The annual headline measure shows that, in 2018, 10.3% of 16 to 18 year olds were NEET compared with 9.4% in 2017.
  • For the year ending quarter 3 2019, 8.6% of 16 to 18 year olds were NEET, compared with 8.8% the previous year.

19-24 year olds

  • The proportion of 19 to 24 year olds that are NEET has been falling and now stands at around 16%.
  • The annual headline measure shows that, in 2018, 16.1% of 19 to 24 year olds were NEET, similar to 2017.
  • For the year ending quarter 3 2019, 15.5% of 19 to 24 year olds were NEET, compared with 15.2% the previous year.

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Young people not in education, employment or training, October 2018 to September 2019: tables
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