This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
Percentage of youth (aged 16-24 years) not in education, employment or training
|Unit of measurement||
Youth - For UK NEETs data, young people are defined as those aged 16 to 24 years.
Seasonally adjusted - Some data used are seasonally adjusted to remove the effects of seasonal factors and the arrangement of the calendar, this is referred to as being 'seasonally adjusted'.
NEET - Anybody who is not in education or training and not in employment is considered to be NEET.
More detailed definitions can be found in the glossary of the Young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) release.
Sex and Age are available as disaggregations.
Annual data was calculated from the quarterly data using a 4 Quarter average
These data are collected using the Labour Force Survey.
See the Labour Force Survery QMI for information on quality and methodology.
Further disaggregation by ethnicity are available from Ethnicity facts and figures. Further disaggregation by disability are available from Proportion of young people aged 16 to 24 years that are not in education, employment or training (NEET) by disability status, UK, 2014 to 2017. Both of these releases use older population weights that mean that they are not directly comparable to the figures shown here.
Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||03 December 2021|
|Metadata last updated||03 December 2021|