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Young People: Unemployment

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many young people were not in education, employment or training in Enfield North constituency (a) in 1997 and (b) at the latest date for which figures are available. (233894)

The Department publishes annual estimates of the number of 16 to 18-year-olds not in education, employment or training (NEET) in England. These estimates cannot be disaggregated to local authority or constituency level.

However, we can use information collected by the Connexions Service to estimate the number and proportion of young people NEET at local authority level. The 2007 estimate for the London borough of Enfield is that 670 16 to 18-year-olds were NEET (7.2 per cent. of the 16 to 18-year-old population). The first local authority level data were made available in 2005, when an estimated 840 16 to 18-year-olds were NEET (8.3 per cent. of the 16 to 18-year-old population). Constituency level data are not available.