Unemployment: Young People:Written question - 212849

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Asked by Stephen Timms
(East Ham)
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Asked on: 31 October 2014
Department for Education
Unemployment: Young People
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of young people not in education, employment or training are BME.
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Answered by: Nick Boles
Answered on: 05 November 2014

Definitive estimates of participation in education, training and employment for young people aged 16-18 are published by the Department for Education in a Statistical First Release (SFR) each June.

These estimates cannot be broken down by ethnic group. However, local authorities in England collect information on 16-18 year olds who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) in their area and their ethnic group, which they report to the Department for Education through the National Client Caseload Information System.

This information shows that, at the end of June 2014, 11.9% of young people NEET were from a non-white ethnic group, compared with 17.7% of the 16-18 cohort as a whole. The ethnicity of 5.4% of young people was not known to their local authority.

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