Youth who are not in employment, education, or training in New Zealand
By region, 2020 Q1, % of people aged 15-24 (NEET rate)
NEET (not in employment, education, or training): Young people who are unemployed (part of the labour force) and not engaged in education or training, and those not in the labour force and not engaged in education or training for many reasons.
NEET rate: The total number of youth who are not in education, employment, or training (NEET), as a proportion of the youth working-age population.
Changes to data collection/processing
On 1 October 2019, Stats NZ revised all data from the Household labour force survey (HLFS) to account for the latest population estimates. Figures published this quarter may differ from those previously published.
In the June quarter of 2016 a redeveloped version of the Household Labour Force Survey went into the field. The key purpose of the 2016 Household Labour Force Survey redevelopment was to improve the relevance and quality of the labour market statistics.
The new content includes more information about the nature of people’s employment conditions and work arrangements. This data can be used to better understand different patterns of employment.
The redeveloped HLFS also includes more detail from respondents who work in more than one job during a reference week.
Data provided by
Household Labour Force Survey: Youth NEET by Regional Council by Age (Quarterly) March 2020
How to find the data
At URL provided, select 'Work income and spending > Household Labour Force Survey - HLF > Youth NEET by Regional Council by Age (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)'. All variables were selected to crete this dataset.
Import & extraction details
From the dataset Household Labour Force Survey: Youth NEET by Regional Council by Age (Quarterly) March 2020, this data was extracted:
- Rows: 5-69
- Columns: 2-270
- Provided: 8,775 data points
This data forms the table Labour Force - Youth NEET by region and age group 2004 Q1–2020 Q1.
Dataset originally released on:
May 06, 2020
Purpose of collection
The primary purpose of the survey is to estimate the number of people employed, unemployed, and not in the labour force (NILF), and from them, the unemployment rate for the New Zealand labour market. The Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) is designed to produce statistics at the family level, and use of the survey for a purpose for which it was not designed is inevitably subject to some limitations.