Scottish Cities

Teenagers (16-19 years) not in employment, education or training in selected Scottish cities

NEET - Scottish Cities (2018)

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The rate of young adults (aged 16-19) not in employment, education or training in Scotland reduced from 2003 to 2007, before rising until 2009, and gradually falling again from 2010. Glasgow had the highest rate among the Scottish cities between 2009 and 2012 (above 10%), and still has the highest rate although there have been reductions in 2013 and 2014.


These estimates are based on data from a School Leavers Destinations publication and the Department for Work and Pensions. The combination of these sources is likely to underestimate the number of 16-19 year olds not in employment, education or training by approximately 20-25%. Please see the Scottish Government report that was the source of these estimates for further information.

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