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Young People: Devon

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 15 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of 16 to 18-year-olds in Devon are in (a) education, (b) training and (c) employment. (164107)

The Department’s estimates of the number and proportion of young people participating in education, training and employment cannot be disaggregated to local authority level. However, we can give an indication of the activity of 16 to 18-year-olds from information collected by the Connexions service. The following table shows the proportion of young people in Devon at the end of 2006 who were known by Connexions to be in (a) education, (b) training and (c) employment.

Percentage of all 16 to 18-year-olds







Young people who are in both work and learning are recorded according to their main activity.

It should be noted that information on young people in education and training provided by Connexions is collected on a different basis from that published by the Department, and does not, therefore, give the same totals.