National Statistics

NEET statistics quarterly brief: January to March 2017

Statistics about young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET).



The data comes from:

  • DfE’s 16 to 18 participation statistical first release (SFR)
  • the labour force survey (LFS)
  • regional NEET figures

The publication includes:

  • extra tables with NEET estimates by region and gender from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) for:
    • 16- to 24-year-olds
    • 18- to 24-year-olds
    • 19- to 24-year-olds
  • extra tables with national NEET estimates from the LFS for all age groups
  • extra tables with NEET estimates from the LFS by age and gender and labour market status

Labour market status refers to people who are:

  • employed
  • unemployed
  • inactive (have not sought work in the last 4 weeks and/or are not available to start work in the next 2 weeks)

Post-16 statistics team

Published 25 May 2017