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Young People: Unemployment

Education written question – answered on 9th February 2011.

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Photo of Zac Goldsmith Zac Goldsmith Conservative, Richmond Park

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many young people in Richmond Park constituency were not in education, employment or training on the most recent date for which figures are available.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

Estimates of participation in education, training and employment for young people aged 16-18 are published by the Department in a Statistical First Release (SFR) each June and can be found on the Department's website:

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000938/index.shtml

This publication also contains additional tables that show the number and proportion of young people who participate in education and work based educational training in each local authority. However, these estimates only cover 16 and 17-year-olds, and do not include information on young people's employment.

Connexions Services collect information on the proportion of 16 to 18-year-olds who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) in each local authority area in England. These are published annually on the DFE website and the latest data for the end of 2009 are in the following table.

This data estimate that at the end of 2009, 170 (3.4%) 16 to 18-year-olds were not in education, employment or training in Kingston-upon-Thames and 120 (3.5%) in Richmond-upon-Thames local authorities. The figures cannot be broken down by parliamentary consistency.

Proportion of 16 to 18-year-olds NEET: 2009( 1, 5)
16 to 18-year-olds NEET( 3, 4)
16 to 18-year-olds known to Connexions( 2) Estimated number Percentage Percentage 16 to 18-year-olds whose current activity is not known
South East 251,766 14,600 5.8 5.1
Bracknell Forest 2,840 190 6.8 3.0
Brighton and Hove 7,284 640 8.8 4.0
Buckinghamshire 14,157 650 4.6 1.3
East Sussex 15,117 1,100 7.3 4.5
Hampshire 41,958 2,390 5.7 10.8
Isle of Wight 4,191 290 6.9 18.7
Kent 49,747 2,440 4.9 3.1
Medway 10,605 620 5.8 5.9
Milton Keynes 8,027 470 5.8 2.9
Oxfordshire 17,638 1,150 6.5 3.1
Portsmouth 4,201 470 11.1 10.5
Reading 4,461 290 6.5 2.7
Slough 4,309 260 6.0 3.2
Southampton 6,359 620 9.7 7.5
Surrey 28,061 1,150 4.1 4.4
West Berkshire 4,838 250 5.2 2.6
West Sussex 20,911 1,230 5.9 3.5
Windsor and Maidenhead 3,700 200 5.5 2.5
Wokingham 3,361 210 6.3 2.6
London 204,518 10,840 5.3 4.4
Barking and Dagenham 6,913 550 7.9 6.2
Barnet 10,068 380 3.8 4.9
Bexley 6,520 330 5.0 1.8
Brent 6,889 320 4.6 4.9
Bromley 10,636 450 4.2 3.8
Camden 5,377 300 5.5 3.8
City of London 632 - 0.6 0.5
Croydon 9,838 680 6.9 6.4
Ealing 6,371 310 4.9 3.5
Enfield 8,709 530 6.1 9.2
Greenwich 6,169 410 6.6 4.3
Hackney 4,218 310 7.4 6.3
Hammersmith and Fulham 3,414 190 5.6 4.4
Haringey 4,863 330 6.8 5.0
Harrow 6,152 180 2.9 2.6
Havering 8,853 420 4.7 3.6
Hillingdon 8,434 460 5.4 2.3
Hounslow 6,603 310 4.7 3.6
Islington 5,792 420 7.3 6.9
Kensington and Chelsea 2,440 120 5.0 5.0
Kingston 4,871 170 3.4 2.8
Lambeth 4,161 320 7.6 6.0
Lewisham 8,661 420 4.9 3.1
Merton 2,691 150 5.6 4.9
Newham 8,039 540 6.7 5.7
Redbridge 8,834 360 4.1 1.3
Richmond 3,346 120 3.5 2.8
Southwark 3,569 310 8.7 5.0
Sutton 6,481 290 4.4 3.6
Tower Hamlets 5,537 330 6.0 3.6
Waltham Forest 8,113 370 4.5 3.2
Wandsworth 7,006 300 4.3 5.7
Westminster 4,318 200 4.6 7.0
East of England 182,920 10,790 5.9 3.7
Bedford borough 5,714 320 5.6 3.8
Cambridgeshire 17,316 940 5.4 2.9
Central Bedfordshire 6,686 420 6.3 6.1
Essex 42,988 2,970 6.9 3.7
Hertfordshire 36,600 1,320 3.6 3.0
Luton 6,414 420 6.5 2.2
Norfolk 27,110 1,460 5.4 4.8
Peterborough 6,124 540 8.8 2.3
Southend 8,243 460 5.6 4.6
Suffolk 20,655 1,530 7.4 3.8
Thurrock 5,069 330 6.6 5.8
South West 157,482 8,820 5.6 2.4
Bath and NE Somerset 5,312 220 4.2 2.2
Bournemouth 4,639 310 6.7 0.7
Bristol 11,676 900 7.7 4.1
Cornwall 17,076 970 5.7 0.8
Devon 20,804 1,190 5.7 0.8
Dorset 11,036 740 6.7 1.9
Gloucestershire 18,556 740 4.0 4.2
Isles of Scilly - - - -
North Somerset 5,462 210 3.9 1.4
Plymouth 9,258 620 6.7 0.8
Poole 4,625 250 5.5 2.8
Somerset 15,963 700 4.4 5.3
South Gloucestershire 8,779 390 4.4 2.4
Swindon 6,587 540 8.2 3.2
Torbay 5,297 190 3.6 0.7
Wiltshire 12,411 760 6.1 2.5
West Midlands 180,710 11,930 6.6 3.9
Birmingham 34,897 2,690 7.7 3.2
Coventry 10,743 740 6.9 2.8
Dudley 13,081 640 4.9 4.6
Herefordshire 5,263 310 5.9 3.3
Sandwell 6,817 700 10.2 5.4
Shropshire 7,689 360 4.7 3.2
Solihull 9,178 560 6.1 3.6
Staffordshire 28,782 1,470 5.1 3.7
Stoke on Trent 8,055 790 9.8 5.6
Telford and Wrekin 5,630 530 9.4 9.8
Walsall 9,704 790 8.1 4.7
Warwickshire 16,711 940 5.6 2.6
Wolverhampton 8,067 610 7.6 6.2
Worcestershire 16,093 890 5.5 3.1
East Midlands 145,443 8,000 5.5 3.8
Derby city 9,385 670 7.1 5.0
Derbyshire 21,117 1,580 7.5 3.8
Leicester city 11,717 890 7.6 4.9
Leicestershire county 20,185 790 3.9 4.0
Lincolnshire 24,015 1,150 4.8 3.4
Northamptonshire 21,894 1,140 5.2 2.1
Nottingham 12,355 670 5.4 4.8
Nottinghamshire 24,218 1,140 4.7 4.3
Rutland 557 10 1.9 9.0
Yorkshire and the Humber 172,423 13,450 7.8 5.2
Barnsley 7,466 590 7.9 6.2
Bradford 15,847 1,360 8.6 4.2
Calderdale 6,431 560 8.7 4.2
Doncaster 10,460 780 7.5 4.6
East Riding 9,061 510 5.6 8.3
Kingston upon Hull 10,828 1,030 9.5 5.6
Kirklees 14,403 1,350 9.4 4.7
Leeds 24,237 1,990 8.2 10.9
North East Lincolnshire 7,022 440 6.3 3.7
North Lincolnshire 6,086 560 9.2 4.9
North Yorkshire 15,537 680 4.4 1.3
Rotherham 10,871 860 7.9 4.9
Sheffield 15,967 1,360 8.5 3.7
Wakefield 11,465 1,070 9.3 3.9
York 6,740 290 4.3 1.9
North West 241,083 17,600 7.3 3.0
Blackburn-Darwen 6,652 450 6.7 2.5
Blackpool 7,506 500 6.7 2.6
Bolton 8,496 900 10.6 5.3
Bury 8,738 490 5.6 2.6
Cheshire East 11,274 630 5.6 1.7
Cheshire West and Chester 11,249 610 5.4 2.5
Cumbria 16,603 750 4.5 2.5
Halton 3,961 400 10.2 2.6
Knowsley 4,127 440 10.6 2.5
Lancashire county 35,931 2,550 7.1 2.9
Liverpool 15,067 1,310 8.7 3.6
Manchester 14,981 1,420 9.5 3.1
Oldham 8,947 640 7.2 3.5
Rochdale 5,972 610 10.2 2.8
Salford 8,701 570 6.6 3.7
Sefton 10,591 690 6.5 2.1
St Helens 6,733 500 7.5 2.1
Stockport 11,056 830 7.5 2.6
Tameside 7,708 600 7.8 4.2
Trafford 7,433 400 5.4 4.1
Warrington 6,349 360 5.6 1.7
Wigan 11,748 830 7.1 3.8
Wirral 11,261 1,020 9.1 3.0
North East 89,885 8,090 9.0 4.2
County Durham 15,888 1,570 9.9 4.1
Darlington 5,032 360 7.1 2.4
Gateshead 6,384 560 8.8 5.0
Hartlepool 3,693 270 7.4 2.8
Middlesbrough 6,558 630 9.6 2.5
Newcastle 12,585 980 7.8 6.5
North Tyneside 5,661 460 8.1 4.8
Northumberland 9,510 690 7.3 3.1
Redcar and Cleveland 4,799 570 11.8 3.8
South Tyneside 4,328 390 9.0 6.1
Stockton on Tees 5,991 670 11.1 2.7
Sunderland 9,455 900 9.5 4.3
(1) 2009 data are an average of the figures provided by Connexions at the end of November 2009, December 2009 and January 2010. They include all young people known to Connexions who were aged 16, 17 or 18 at that time.

(2) The number of 16 to 18-year-olds known to Connexions includes those whose education establishment is located in the local authority area, regardless of where the young person resides.

(3) 16 to 18-year-olds known to be undertaking a gap year, or in custody, are not recorded by Connexions as NEET.

(4) The number and percentage of 16 to 18-year-olds NEET have been adjusted to assume a proportion of those whose current activity is not known are NEET.

(5) The figures above cannot be compared with the DFE estimate of the proportion of young people NEET (SFR 20/2010). The DFE figures use a range of data from different sources to estimate the proportion of the population that is NEET, and relate to the young person's academic age.

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