Employment: Young People:Written question - 68577

Q
(York Central)
Asked on: 20 March 2017
Department for Education
Employment: Young People
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate her Department has made of the proportion of young people under the age of 24 years who are in (a) training, (b) employment and (c) education in (i) York Central constituency, (ii) York Unitary Authority and (iii) England.
A
Answered by: Robert Halfon
Answered on: 23 March 2017

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:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/neet-statistics-quarterly-brief-october-to-december-2016

Table- Labour market and education status of the 16-24 population, Q4 2016

Full-time education

Part-time education & other training

Not in education or training

Total

Employed

751,000

733,000

1,956,000

3,440,000

Unemployed

173,000

22,000

279,000

474,000

Inactive

1,516,000

118,000

392,000

2,027,000

Total

2,441,000

873,000

2,627,000

5,941,000

Employed

12.6%

12.3%

32.9%

57.9%

Unemployed

2.9%

0.4%

4.7%

8.0%

Inactive

25.5%

2.0%

6.6%

34.1%

Total

41.1%

14.7%

44.2%

100.0%

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:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/participation-in-education-and-training-by-local-authority

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