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

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  • Release date: 24 July 2014
  • Period covered: Year to 31 March 2014
A quarterly report showing data for young people by age, gender, region and local authority.

Key points

16-18 year olds

  • SFR basis - New data As at end 2013 (p), 10.5 per cent of 16-18 year olds were NEET (11,800) compared with 10.8 per cent (12,300) at end 2012.
  • APS basis - New data - For the year ending Quarter 1 2014, 10.6 per cent of 16-18 year olds were estimated to be NEET, compared with 10.9 per cent at the year ending Q1 2013.
  • Pupil Destinations basis –As at Nov 2013, 3.7 per cent of Year 11 leavers were NEET compared with 4.2 per cent in 2012.

19-24 year olds

  • SFR basis- New data As at end 2013 (p), 21.2 per cent of 19-24 year olds were NEET (55,300) compared with 22.9 per cent (59,600) at end 2012.
  • APS basis- New data For the year ending Quarter 1 2014, 19.7 per cent of 19-24 year olds were estimated to be NEET, compared with 21.3 per cent for the year ending Q1 2013.

Statistical sources

  • Statistical first release ‘Participation of young people in education and the labour market’ using education data sources and the Annual Population Survey (APS).
  • Annual Population Survey (ONS).
  • Careers Wales Pupil Destinations from Schools in Wales survey.

Our consultation on the publication of official statistics, proposed that this bulletin is published annually rather than quarterly, with instead a web page maintaining latest headline data on the 3 key series of data related to young people who are NEET updated quarterly. Therefore this will be the last quarterly update of this bulletin, with an annual update published from then on in July.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 3357
Email: post16ed.stats@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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