National Statistics

Participation in education, training and employment: 2016

Updates to the national participation figures from SFR22/2016 released in June 2016 and provisional estimates for the end of 2016.



This statistical first release (SFR) gives information from different post-16 learning options, including:

  • schools
  • further education colleges
  • work-based learning (apprenticeships)
  • higher education

It also gives provisional data on the percentages of 16- to 18-year-olds in education and training, and those who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) for end 2016.

Breakdowns are set out by:

  • age
  • gender
  • mode of study
  • type of learning
  • institution type (such as further education colleges, schools)
  • labour market status
  • highest qualification being studied

The additional tables show figures dating from 1985.

Post-16 statistics team

Published 29 June 2017