Scottish Cities

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

NEETS trends Scot cities 2010 2019Click on graph to expand

The rate of young adults (aged 16-19) not in employment, education or training in Scotland declined from 2009/10 to 2018/19. Glasgow had the highest rate of the Scottish cities in 2009/10 but this reduced over time and by 2018/19 only 3% of leavers were in this situation on leaving school.


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%.

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