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

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  • Release date: 15 October 2014
  • Period covered: Year to 30 June 2014
  • Next update: 20 January 2015
A quarterly report showing data for young people by age, gender, region and local authority.

Key points

16-18 year olds

  • Statistical First Release (SFR) basis - 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.
  • Annual Population Survey (APS) basis - New data - For the year ending Quarter 2 2014, 9.7 per cent of 16-18 year olds were estimated to be NEET, compared with 12.1 per cent at the year ending Q2 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- 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 2 2014, 20.2 per cent of 19-24 year olds were estimated to be NEET, compared with 20.5 per cent for the year ending Q2 2013.

The definitive source for estimates of the proportion of young people who are NEET in Wales is the annual SFR. The APS data 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 (APS)
  • Annual Population Survey (ONS)
  • Careers Wales Pupil Destinations from Schools in Wales survey

In light of the consultation on the publication of official statistics, our previous quarterly bulletin is now published annually, with instead this web page maintaining latest headline data on the 3 key series of data related to young people who are NEET being updated quarterly.

Contact

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

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