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Unemployment: Young People

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many 18 to 24-year-olds were not in full-time education, employment or training in each (a) local authority area and (b) parliamentary constituency in the latest period for which figures are available; and what proportion of the population of 18 to 24-year-olds this represented in each case. (155992)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Colin Mowl, dated 9 October 2007:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about young people not in employment, full-time education or training. I am replying in her absence. (155992)

Tables 1 and 2 attached, show the numbers of 18 to 24 year olds not in full-time education, employment or training, resident in Great Britain, parliamentary constituencies and local authorities, for the 12 months ending in March 2007 from the Annual Population Survey. The tables also show these numbers as percentages of the 18 to 24 year old populations in the areas.

Estimates for a subset of the population in a small geographical area, are based on very small sample sizes, and are therefore subject to large margins of uncertainty.

As the information is extensive, copies of these tables have been placed in the House of Commons Library.