Skip to main content

Young People: Unemployed

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many people aged 16 to 24 years were not in education, employment or training in each local education authority area in each year from 1997 to 2002. (247135)

The following table shows estimates of the numbers and percentage of people aged1 16 to 24 not in education, employment or training (NEET) for local education authorities (LEAs) in England for 2000 to 2002.

Information is only available on young people who are NEET by local education authority for 2000 onwards. These estimates are from the Annual Local Area Labour Force Survey (ALALFS), which began in March 1999. Similar information for local areas is not available prior to this date. Although the ALALFS was conducted in 1999, due to the different way in which information was collected, estimates of NEETs are not comparable with later years and so are not provided.

1 Age used is the respondent's academic age, which is defined as their age at the preceding 31 August.

Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) by LEA (ages 16-24)

Number

Percentage

2000

2001

2002

2000

2001

2002

England

686,000

704,000

730,000

13

14

14

Barking and Dagenham

5,000

5,000

6,000

23

21

25

Barnet

5,000

3,000

4,000

10

9

13

Barnsley

5,000

5,000

6,000

26

21

25

Bath and North East Somerset

1,000

2,000

1,000

8

7

6

Bedfordshire

4,000

4,000

4,000

13

12

8

Bexley

2,000

3,000

3,000

12

13

11

Birmingham

23,000

25,000

22,000

20

22

17

Blackburn with Darwen

4,000

4,000

3,000

20

20

19

Blackpool

3,000

3,000

2,000

22

16

15

Bolton

6,000

4,000

4,000

19

12

13

Bournemouth

1,000

2,000

2,000

7

9

9

Bracknell Forest

1,000

2,000

1,000

9

14

9

Bradford

10,000

13,000

13,000

19

23

21

Brent

7,000

5,000

4,000

19

11

10

Brighton and Hove

3,000

3,000

4,000

10

9

11

Bristol

5,000

4,000

5,000

11

8

12

Bromley

4,000

3,000

3,000

13

13

13

Buckinghamshire

2,000

4,000

6,000

4

8

11

Bury

3,000

3,000

4,000

16

15

18

Calderdale

4,000

3,000

3,000

19

18

15

Cambridgeshire

6,000

8,000

5,000

11

14

10

Camden

3,000

3,000

4,000

12

15

13

Cheshire

9,000

10,000

6,000

15

15

9

Cornwall

6,000

6,000

5,000

13

13

13

Coventry

5,000

4,000

6,000

16

10

15

Croydon

5,000

5,000

5,000

15

14

13

Cumbria

4,000

6,000

6,000

10

12

14

Darlington

2,000

2,000

2,000

20

16

17

Derby

4,000

4,000

5,000

13

15

18

Derbyshire

9,000

11,000

11,000

13

15

16

Devon

8,000

6,000

7,000

15

12

13

Doncaster

8,000

6,000

8,000

23

19

25

Dorset

3,000

4,000

3,000

9

11

8

Dudley

4,000

7,000

4,000

12

18

11

Durham

10,000

8,000

9,000

20

17

19

Ealing

7,000

5,000

4,000

19

15

9

East Riding of Yorkshire

3,000

3,000

3,000

11

11

12

East Sussex

5,000

4,000

5,000

11

10

12

Enfield

2,000

3,000

6,000

5

11

22

Essex

11,000

13,000

23,000

9

11

19

Gateshead

4,000

3,000

4,000

18

16

18

Gloucestershire

2,000

6,000

7,000

5

10

12

Greenwich

4,000

4,000

4,000

17

15

19

Hackney

4,000

8,000

3,000

18

29

12

Halton

2,000

4,000

3,000

18

27

21

Hammersmith and Fulham

2,000

2,000

2,000

10

10

11

Hampshire

10,000

9,000

10,000

10

8

10

Haringey

6,000

6,000

5,000

25

19

21

Harrow

2,000

2,000

1,000

9

9

3

Hartlepool

2,000

3,000

3,000

23

26

23

Havering

1,000

3,000

3,000

7

12

10

Herefordshire

2,000

1,000

2,000

10

8

15

Hertfordshire

9,000

9,000

8,000

9

9

9

Hillingdon

4,000

3,000

3,000

18

11

10

Hounslow

2,000

3,000

3,000

8

10

12

Isle of Wight

2,000

2,000

3,000

18

17

17

Islington

4,000

5,000

4,000

17

20

18

Kensington and Chelsea

1,000

2,000

2,000

8

13

9

Kent

13,000

17,000

18,000

11

14

13

Kingston upon Hull

6,000

8,000

6,000

18

23

16

Kingston upon Thames

1,000

1,000

2,000

5

7

9

Kirklees

8,000

7,000

8,000

17

15

19

Knowsley

3,000

4,000

4,000

17

25

22

Lambeth

3,000

3,000

5,000

8

8

16

Lancashire

14,000

14,000

13,000

13

13

12

Leeds

6,000

9,000

7,000

7

10

8

Leicester

6,000

5,000

7,000

14

13

16

Leicestershire

4,000

5,000

5,000

7

8

8

Lewisham

4,000

5,000

5,000

13

16

16

Lincolnshire

8,000

7,000

9,000

13

12

14

Liverpool

11,000

9,000

12,000

19

17

20

Luton

5,000

4,000

5,000

21

14

17

Manchester

8,000

11,000

11,000

13

17

20

Medway

3,000

4,000

4,000

10

14

14

Merton

3,000

1,000

2,000

13

7

13

Middlesbrough

5,000

3,000

4,000

25

21

22

Milton Keynes

3,000

2,000

3,000

12

8

11

Newcastle upon Tyne

5,000

5,000

6,000

15

16

14

Newham

9,000

9,000

9,000

24

22

23

Norfolk

8,000

9,000

9,000

11

13

12

North East Lincolnshire

4,000

4,000

4,000

18

21

22

North Lincolnshire

3,000

2,000

3,000

18

15

16

North Somerset

1,000

2,000

2,000

4

10

11

North Tyneside

4,000

5,000

3,000

19

22

14

North Yorkshire

4,000

4,000

5,000

11

8

11

Northamptonshire

9,000

7,000

6,000

15

11

12

Northumberland

3,000

5,000

5,000

12

17

19

Nottingham

7,000

6,000

6,000

19

16

13

Nottinghamshire

10,000

10,000

10,000

13

14

13

Oldham

5,000

5,000

5,000

24

21

22

Oxfordshire

6,000

6,000

5,000

8

10

8

Peterborough

3,000

3,000

4,000

16

16

18

Plymouth

3,000

5,000

5,000

10

19

15

Poole

2,000

2,000

2,000

13

12

14

Portsmouth

3,000

3,000

3,000

10

10

11

Reading

2,000

3,000

3,000

9

13

12

Redbridge

3,000

5,000

4,000

11

18

16

Redcar and Cleveland

3,000

4,000

3,000

22

25

22

Richmond upon Thames

1,000

1,000

1,000

7

10

7

Rochdale

5,000

4,000

5,000

22

18

21

Rotherham

3,000

5,000

5,000

12

18

16

Rutland

1

1

1

1

1

1

Salford

4,000

7,000

5,000

16

22

18

Sandwell

7,000

5,000

6,000

22

17

20

Sefton

4,000

4,000

5,000

17

14

16

Sheffield

8,000

8,000

10,000

14

14

15

Shropshire

4,000

3,000

2,000

15

11

9

Slough

2,000

3,000

2,000

10

12

14

Solihull

2,000

3,000

2,000

11

11

7

Somerset

5,000

3,000

5,000

11

6

11

South Gloucestershire

2,000

1,000

2,000

8

6

7

South Tyneside

4,000

4,000

4,000

23

20

20

Southampton

4,000

3,000

5,000

11

9

12

Southend on Sea

3,000

3,000

2,000

18

19

15

Southwark

5,000

5,000

5,000

18

19

18

St Helens

4,000

2,000

2,000

20

12

12

Staffordshire

8,000

6,000

9,000

11

8

11

Stockport

2,000

2,000

2,000

8

10

7

Stockton-on-Tees

3,000

2,000

4,000

18

13

22

Stoke-on-Trent

5,000

5,000

5,000

18

15

19

Suffolk

6,000

10,000

7,000

10

16

11

Sunderland

8,000

7,000

4,000

24

21

12

Surrey

6,000

9,000

7,000

6

9

8

Sutton

2,000

2,000

1,000

16

8

7

Swindon

3,000

2,000

1,000

15

9

7

Tameside

3,000

3,000

3,000

13

14

13

Telford and Wrekin

3,000

2,000

3,000

16

14

13

Thurrock

2,000

2,000

2,000

12

12

12

Torbay

2,000

2,000

2,000

18

17

13

Tower Hamlets

8,000

9,000

10,000

21

22

25

Trafford

3,000

3,000

3,000

12

11

13

Wakefield

7,000

5,000

5,000

21

15

14

Walsall

4,000

5,000

5,000

13

17

18

Waltham Forest

4,000

5,000

6,000

12

18

21

Wandsworth

2,000

4,000

5,000

7

13

16

Warrington

3,000

3,000

3,000

16

17

16

Warwickshire

7,000

5,000

7,000

14

11

16

West Berkshire

1,000

1,000

1,000

9

7

7

West Sussex

5,000

4,000

7,000

8

6

10

Westminster

3,000

4,000

3,000

12

13

14

Wigan

6,000

6,000

5,000

18

18

15

Wiltshire

5,000

2,000

3,000

13

4

7

Windsor and Maidenhead

2,000

1,000

2,000

13

11

13

Wirral

6,000

4,000

5,000

21

13

16

Wokingham

2,000

2,000

1,000

9

11

7

Wolverhampton

6,000

6,000

6,000

19

20

18

Worcestershire

5,000

4,000

5,000

12

10

9

York

2,000

2,000

2,000

8

9

7

1 Figures have been suppressed where the sample size is too small.

Source:

Annual Local Area Labour Force Survey