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Young People: Unemployment

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 13 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many 16 and 17 year olds are not at school, attending a full-time training course or in work. (162189)

The following tables show participation in education, training and employment for 16 and 17-year-olds in 2006 (proportions and numbers).

Participation in education and training of 16 and 17-year-olds—males and females, England, end of calendar year 2006

Percentage

16

17

16 and 17 together

Education and training

Full-time education

78.1

65.0

71.5

Work Based Learning (WBL)

5.7

7.8

6.8

Of which WBL in full-time education

0.2

0.2

0.2

Of which WBL in part-time education

0.2

0.3

0.2

Employer Funded Training (EFT)

2.3

4.0

3.1

Of which part-time education

0.3

0.6

0.5

Other Education and Training (OET)1

3.9

4.9

4.4

Of which part-time education

3.3

4.2

3.8

Total education and WBL2

87.2

77.5

82.4

Total education and training3

89.7

81.5

85.6

Not in any education or training—in employment

3.9

9.0

6.4

Not in any education, employment or training (NEET)

6.5

9,5

8.0

Total not in any education or training (NET)4

10.3

18.5

14.4

All

100.0

100.0

100.0

Population (thousand)

662.3

659.5

1,321.8

Number161716 and 17 togetherEducation and trainingFull-time education516,900428,600945,500Work Based Learning (WBL)37,70051,60089,300Of which WBL in full-time education1,3001,2002,500Of which WBL in part-time education1,1001,7002,900Employer Funded Training (EFT)15,00026,70041,600Of which part-time education2,2004,1006,300Other Education and Training (OET)125,60032,00057,600Of which part-time education22,10027,90050,000Total Education and WBL2577,600510,9001,088,500Total Education and training3593,800537,6001,131,400Not in any education or training—in employment25,60059,30084,900Not in any education, employment or training (NEET)42,80062,700105,500Total not in any education or training (NET)468,500121,900190,400All662,300659,5001,321,800Population (thousand)662,300659,5001,321,800 1 Includes part-time education not funded by employers or through WBL; also full- or part-time education in independent FE and HE institutions.2 Total of all full-time and part-time education and WBL (less WBL in full-time education), equivalent to local level estimates for education and training.3 Total of all full-time education and WBL (less WBL in full-time education) plus EFT and OET.4 The remainder of the age group.