Official estimates of the number and proportion of 16 to 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:
These estimates cannot be broken down below national level. However, local authorities collect information on the number and proportion of 16 to 18-year-olds NEET in each local area, which are published annually of the DFE website:
Figures for the West Midlands and England at the end of 2011 are shown in the following table.
|16 to 18-year-olds NEET|
Due to methodological differences, the local authority estimates of NEET are lower than the official national estimates.