Official estimates of the number and proportion of 16-18 year olds not in education, employment or training (NEET) in England are published by the Department in a statistical first release (SFR) each June and can be found on the Department's website:
However, these estimates cannot be broken down to regional level.
We can estimate the number and proportion of 16-18 year olds NEET at a regional level using data collected by local authorities. The proportion of 16-18 year olds who were NEET in each region in England at the end of 2011 (November 2011-January 2012 average) is shown in the following table. Note that due to methodological differences, estimates for young people NEET based on local authority data tend to be lower than the official estimates for NEET in the SFR.
|Proportion of 16-18 year olds NEET by region|
|Yorkshire and Humber||7.1|
|East of England||6.0|
|Source: Local authority data (CCIS)|