Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (90, 91)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

90. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Taoiseach the number of young persons between 15 to 29 years of age in each year in who are classified as not in education, employment and training in tabular form. [52155/18]

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Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

91. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Taoiseach the percentage of young persons between 15 to 29 years of age who are classified as not in education, employment and training in each of the years 2013 to 2017 and to date in 2018, in tabular form. [52156/18]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 90 and 91 together.

The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is the official source of estimates of labour force (International Labour Organisation - ILO) in the State. The latest annual (average) data for Ireland on persons who are not in education, employment and training (NEET) is for 2017. The most recent quarterly data on NEET is for Q3 2018.

Table 1 below shows, for Ireland, the number of persons between 15-29 years of age classified as NEET and the total number persons in the same age group for the years 2013 to 2017 (annual average). The table also includes the percentage share of all persons aged between 15 and 29 years represented by those classified as NEET above.

Table 2 below shows, for Ireland, the number of persons between 15-29 years of age classified as NEET and the total number persons in the same age group for Quarter 1 to Q3 2018. The table also includes the percentage share of all persons aged between 15 and 29 years represented by those classified as NEET above.

Table 1 All persons aged 15 - 29 years classified NEET and as a percentage of total persons in the same age group, 2013 - 2017 (annual average)

All persons aged 15 - 29 years

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

'000

'000

'000

'000

'000

Total number of persons aged 15-29 years classified as NEET

165.8

155.1

143.3

126.4

112.8

Total persons aged 15-29 years

883.1

872.2

868.8

870.1

878.6

%

%

%

%

%

Percentage share of persons aged 15-29 years represented by those classified as NEET

18.8

17.8

16.5

14.5

12.8

Source: Labour Force Survey (LFS), Central Statistics Office, Ireland.

Data may be subject to future revision.

Data may be subject to sampling or other survey errors, which are greater in respect of smaller values or estimates of change.

Table 2 All persons aged 15 - 29 years classified NEET and as a percentage of total persons in the same age group, Quarter 1 - Quarter 3 2018

All persons aged 15 - 29 years

2018

2018

2018

Q1

Q2

Q3

'000

'000

'000

Total number of persons aged 15-29 years classified as NEET

99.5

104.0

115.2

Total persons aged 15-29 years

887.2

895.3

896.8

%

%

%

Percentage share of persons aged 15-29 years represented by those classified as NEET

11.2

11.6

12.8

Source: Labour Force Survey (LFS), Central Statistics Office, Ireland.

Data may be subject to future revision.

Data may be subject to sampling or other survey errors, which are greater in respect of smaller values or estimates of change.

Reference period: Q1=January - March, Q2= April-June, Q3=July-September.