Youth who are not in employment, education, or training in New Zealand

By region, 2016 Q4, % of people aged 15-24 (NEET rate)

Definitions

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

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. Multiple job holders are asked about the industry, occupation, employment status, and hours of their second job. Until now, the HLFS collected these details only on the respondents’ main job.

Data provided by

Stats NZ

Dataset name

Household Labour Force Survey: Youth NEET by Regional Council by Age (Quarterly) December 2016

Webpage:

http://www.stats.govt.nz/infoshare/

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

File as imported: Household Labour Force Survey: Youth NEET by Regional Council by Age (Quarterly) December 2016

From the dataset Household Labour Force Survey: Youth NEET by Regional Council by Age (Quarterly) December 2016, this data was extracted:

  • Rows: 5-56
  • Columns: 2-270
  • Provided: 7,020 data points

This data forms the table Labour Force - Youth NEET by Region by age (Quarterly) 2004 Q1–2016 Q4.

Dataset originally released on:

February 01, 2017

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.