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Young People: Unemployed

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many people aged under 18 years were not in employment, education or training in each parliamentary constituency in each of the last five years. (187953)

The Department's estimate of the number of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) cannot be disaggregated to local level. However, we can estimate the number of young people NEET using figures drawn from the client management systems maintained by Connexions services. The following table shows the and proportion of young people aged under 18 who were not in education, employment or training (NEET) in each local authority area at the end of 2005, 2006 and 2007 based on Connexions data. Connexions do not report figures at constituency level. 2005 is the first year for which local authority level figures were available.

The figures relate to 16 and 17-year-olds known to Connexions and are not directly comparable with statistics on 16 and 17-year-olds NEET published annually by the Department of Children, Schools and Families. This is because the Connexions NEET measure excludes those on gap years, or in custody and young people who attended independent schools or were at school outside England may also be excluded. In addition, the Department's statistics relate to the young person's academic age, rather

than calendar age.

Number and proportion of 16 to 17-year-olds not in education, employment or training

December 2005

December 2006

December 2007

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

South-east

Bracknell Forest

150

8.6

90

5.5

80

4.8

Reading

330

10.8

250

8.0

250

8.4

Windsor and Maidenhead

100

4.5

90

4.3

90

3.7

Slough

230

87

150

5.8

140

5.4

West Berkshire

190

6.2

150

5.0

150

4.8

Wokingham

140

6.1

90

4.8

120

6.1

Kent

1,840

6.5

1,780

6.3

1,450

4.8

Medway

510

8.3

420

6.9

380

6.0

Buckinghamshire

300

3.3

250

2.8

240

2.6

Milton Keynes

340

7.5

280

6.1

260

5.2

Oxfordshire

500

4.5

560

5.0

470

4.2

Portsmouth

360

14.0

290

11.2

230

9.0

Southampton

500

12.3

430

10.7

390

10.0

Isle of Wight

160

5.8

160

6.1

150

5.5

Hampshire

1,320

5.2

1,420

5.5

1,270

4.9

Surrey

640

3.4

610

3.4

560

3.3

Brighton and Hove

420

10.0

430

10.9

300

7.7

East Sussex

550

6.0

710

7.9

620

6.9

West Sussex

660

4.6

630

4.4

550

4.2

London

Camden

240

7.6

220

7.4

210

6.3

Islington

340

9.2

320

8.4

290

8.2

Kensington and Chelsea

100

8.6

120

8.8

80

4.9

Lambeth

400

13.7

300

11.4

240

9.3

Southwark

370

12.6

370

12.2

260

9.2

Wandsworth

260

6.5

230

6.0

160

3.7

Westminster

230

8.7

150

6.7

130

5.2

Barking and Dagenham

420

12.6

440

11.3

390

9.2

Bexley

280

6.0

320

7.4

270

6.4

City of London1

0.9

Greenwich

470

11.6

450

10.8

390

9.7

Hackney

350

14.7

360

13.7

280

11.1

Havering

400

7.4

360

6.0

320

5.5

Lewisham

380

8.8

250

5.6

240

5.6

Newham

490

9.8

570

11.4

400

9.0

Redbridge

310

6.0

270

4.8

240

4.2

Tower Hamlets1

380

10.1

410

11.0

230

6.5

Barnet

320

5.6

280

4.3

250

4.2

Enfield

480

7.9

390

6.5

370

6.9

Haringey

370

10.1

360

12.8

250

10.2

Waltham Forest

310

6.0

350

6.4

270

5.0

Bromley

270

4.4

290

4.7

270

4.2

Croydon

540

8.8

480

7.8

430

7.4

Kingston

100

3.2

110

3.6

90

2.9

Merton

120

7.2

120

7.3

90

6.2

Richmond

80

4.2

90

4.3

40

2.1

Sutton

210

4.6

190

4.4

180

4.3

Brent

190

4.4

200

5.4

180

5.1

Baling

280

7.2

280

7.7

180

5.3

Hammersmith and Fulham

260

17.2

170

9.3

100

6.4

Harrow

210

5.3

170

4.3

80

2.0

Hillingdon

520

8.4

360

6.4

250

4.5

Hounslow

300

6.3

310

7.6

240

6.0

East of England

Bedfordshire

540

6.8

500

6.4

470

6.1

Luton

330

7.9

310

8.1

250

6.0

Cambridgeshire

560

5.3

540

5.2

500

4.8

Peterborough

390

9.6

340

8.2

310

7.4

Essex

2,160

8.5

1,730

6.8

1,370

5.1

Thurrock

330

9.1

270

7.5

240

6.6

Southend

330

7.2

310

6.4

270

5.5

Hertfordshire

1,070

4.8

950

4.2

760

3.3

Norfolk

1,130

7.3

1,240

7.9

900

5.7

Suffolk

960

7.3

1,020

7.9

830

6.4

South-west

Bournemouth

220

8.5

250

8.9

240

8.6

Dorset

380

5.6

490

6.8

380

5.2

Poole

180

6.4

180

6.1

160

5.4

Cornwall

540

5.0

630

5.8

590

5.5

Devon

720

5.3

830

6.0

710

5.5

Isles of Scilly

Plymouth

420

6.8

410

7.0

400

6.9

Torbay

140

4.6

210

7.3

170

5.1

Gloucestershire

670

5.5

570

4.7

470

4.0

Somerset

510

4.9

480

4.7

390

3.9

Bath and NE Somerset

190

5.1

150

3.9

120

3.4

Bristol

600

9.2

530

7.1

450

6.3

North Somerset

150

4.3

150

4.8

140

4.0

South Gloucestershire

280

5.3

240

5.6

240

4.4

Swindon

220

5.3

350

8.1

240

5.4

Wiltshire

390

5.3

480

6.2

430

5.7

West midlands

Birmingham

2,550

13.2

2,240

10.2

1,630

7.2

Solihull

490

8.3

410

7.7

300

5.1

Dudley

580

8.5

560

6.5

480

5.7

Sandwell

690

11.9

700

17.1

570

13.3

Walsall

620

11.0

540

9.2

560

9.2

Wolverhampton

620

11.4

590

11.1

500

9.4

Coventry

570

8.4

550

8.0

420

6.0

Warwickshire

630

6.0

720

6.6

620

5.6

Herefordshire

190

5.9

170

5.2

180

5.3

Worcestershire

590

5.7

530

5.0

440

4.1

Shropshire

290

5.5

260

4.8

200

4.1

Telford and Wrekin

300

8.2

330

9.1

340

9.5

Staffordshire

1,100

6.6

1,120

6.7

870

4.9

Stoke on Trent

760

14.3

760

14.3

620

11.9

East midlands

Derby City

460

8.5

460

8.6

400

7.4

Derbyshire

860

6.8

870

6.7

830

6.2

Leicester City

730

10.2

740

10.0

650

8.5

Leicestershire

700

5.9

670

5.4

560

4.2

Lincolnshire

800

5.8

710

5.0

580

4.1

Rutland

0.7

10

3.0

10

1.9

Northamptonshire

980

7.1

840

6.1

700

5.1

Nottinghamshire

770

4.8

770

5.0

670

4.5

Nottingham

470

8.3

540

7.8

470

6.2

Yorks and the Humber

East Riding

310

5.7

380

5.5

320

6.1

Kingston upon Hull

820

12.8

740

13.4

670

9.8

North East Lincolnshire

350

8.9

400

10.3

270

5.9

North Lincolnshire

270

7.3

320

8.9

270

6.7

Barnsley

630

14.1

530

12.1

350

7.7

Doncaster

800

12.5

790

12.5

510

7.9

Rotherham

630

10.3

700

10.5

600

8.9

Sheffield

1,000

10.0

940

9.7

850

8.6

Bradford

910

9.8

1,010

10.5

870

9.2

Calderdale

350

8.5

330

8.3

320

7.9

Kirklees

770

8.3

810

9.0

740

7.9

Leeds

1,400

9.5

1,390

9.4

1,410

9.7

Wakefield

790

11.5

810

11.2

730

9.7

York

200

4.3

240

5.2

210

4.2

North Yorkshire

500

4.4

480

4.2

440

4.0

North-west

Cheshire

680

4.6

780

5.3

620

4.2

Warrington

240

6.2

270

6.7

200

4.9

Cumbria

550

5.4

500

4.8

450

4.3

Bolton

670

10.4

740

13.8

630

11.7

Bury

310

7.2

350

8.4

310

5.7

City of Manchester

1,070

11.3

1,040

11.4

840

8.8

Oldham

410

6.9

450

8.7

400

7.2

Rochdale

380

7.9

450

13.2

390

10.4

City of Salford

460

10.1

520

11.9

390

7.1

Stockport

370

6.4

480

8.4

480

6.6

Trafford

290

6.0

290

7.2

270

6.0

Tameside

460

8.6

450

9.6

420

8.7

Wigan

680

9.8

720

10.3

570

7.7

Halton

260

9.4

290

10.7

270

10.1

Knowsley

300

8.9

380

12.8

360

13.1

Liverpool

1,070

10.4

1,130

12.1

990

10.0

Sefton

470

7.2

440

6.1

400

5.8

St. Helens

380

10.3

380

8.8

320

7.1

Wirral

620

8.1

660

8.9

630

8.5

Blackburn-Darwen

320

8.9

340

6.2

290

6.3

Blackpool

340

10.4

370

8.2

340

7.1

Lancashire

1,560

6.6

1,680

7.7

1,640

7.1

North-east

County Durham

1,160

12.2

1,150

11.9

930

9.2

Northumberland

470

8.0

530

9.0

450

7.5

Darlington

220

8.7

190

6.0

180

5.5

Stockton on Tees

400

8.9

330

9.0

300

7.8

Middlesbrough

460

14.2

430

11.5

320

8.2

Hartlepool

180

8.3

230

10.6

140

6.3

Redcar and Cleveland

310

9.1

330

10.4

320

10.3

Sunderland

770

12.4

740

12.2

660

10.9

Gateshead

460

12.2

400

10.9

370

9.7

Newcastle

700

10.1

660

9.1

660

8.5

Tyneside

430

11.2

390

10.5

310

8.2

South Tyneside

370

12.6

300

10.3

260

9.2

1 Figures for City of London are included with those for Tower Hamlets in 2005 and 2006