In 2015, the percentage of 16-18 year old Hackney residents who were identified as NEET was 2.5%, this was lower than both London (3.1%) and England (4.2%) averages. Compared to its statistical neighbours, Hackney sits roughly in the middle, with Lambeth at one end and Camden at the other (Figure 19).

Apart from a ‘spike’ in recorded local data in 2012, the overall trend in Hackney has been a downward one over the past four years, from almost 4% of 16-18 year olds NEET in 2011 to 2.5% in 2015. This trend is in line with the regional and national picture (Figure 20).

Figure 19: Percentage of 16-18 year olds NEET (2015)

Hackney % same as London borough average and better than national average
Figure 19: Percentage of 16-18 year olds NEET (2015)

Source: Public Health Outcomes Framework

Figure 20: Percentage of 16-18 year olds NEET over time (2011-2005)

% Hackney NEETS declining and now lower than national and London average
Figure 20: Percentage of 16-18 year olds NEET over time (2011-2005)

Source: Public Health Outcomes Framework