The table shows the latest estimates of the number and proportion of young people in England aged 16-24 by education participation and economic activity. In 2016 Quarter 4, 3,314,000 young people aged 16-24 in England were in full/part time education or other training (55.8 per cent), and 3,440,000 (57.9 per cent) were employed.
It is important to note that individuals can be employed and in education or training, as shown in the table. Also, the table shows that 11.3 per cent of individuals aged 16-24 in England were not in education, employment or training (NEET), which is published in the NEET quarterly brief and is the lowest estimate since records began:
Table- Labour market and education status of the 16-24 population, Q4 2016
Part-time education & other training
Not in education or training
Source: Labour Force Survey
Note: Numbers are rounded to the nearest thousand and percentages are rounded to one decimal place.
Information for the 16-24 year old age group is not available at the Constituency or Unitary Authority level, but information is published at the Local Authority level for the 16-17 age group: