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1 Young People & the SW Labour Market Presentation to the SW Region strategic leads for positive activities for young people Learning South West 18 th July 2009 Ben Neild Assistant Director, SLIM

2 Population, SW, 2009 Significant variations, up to 30%, between populations in each 5 year age band Source: ONS Population Estimates

3 Population Source: ONS Population Estimates SW population estimates, by age band,

4 Ethnicity & Age Board Age Structure of the resident population by ethnic group, SW, 2007 Source: ONS (Experimental Statistics)

5 Ethnicity, SW Composition of age band, by ethnic group, SW 2007 All Groups /59*65/60+** White93.76%94.49%98.68% Mixed2.77%0.99%0.19% Asian or Asian British1.83%1.94%0.49% Black or Black British0.94%1.14%0.40% Chinese or Other Ethnic Group0.71%1.44%0.24% /59*65/60+** White: Other White1.70%3.27%1.50% Source: ONS (Experimental Statistics)

6 Obesity

7 Drug Taking

8 Smoking

9 Alcohol consumption

10 Qualifications – L2 Proportion of working age population qualified to at least NVQ Level 2 (or equivalent) by age, SW & UK, Jan – Dec 2007 Source: Annual Population Survey (NOMIS)

11 Qualifications – L3 % population qualified to NVQ Level 3 by age, Jan - Dec 2007, SW & UK Source: Annual Population Survey (NOMIS)

12 Qualifications – L4 % working age population qualified to Level 4 by age, Jan - Dec 2007, SW & UK Source: Annual Population Survey (NOMIS)

13 Employment Employment rate by age, September 2007 to October 2008, South West and United Kingdom Source: APS via NOMIS

14 Employment Employment Rates, % working age population, SW, Source: Labour Force Survey

15 Participation aged Add some APS Trends – as per poverty site, but for SW Full-time education Jobs without education or training Other Education & Training WBL (part-time) Employer Funded Training NEET

16 Young People NEET Not in Education Employment or Training % year olds NEET 2008 % year olds NEET 2007 % year olds NEET 2006 Estimated number% % % ENGLAND [5]110,5606.7%109,3006.7%126,1507.7% SOUTH WEST 9,1805.7%8,5905.5%9,7006.0% Bournemouth %3808.4%4008.5% Dorset %6405.5%7706.8% Poole %2905.8%2906.2% Cornwall & Isles of Scilly 1,0406.1%9805.8%1,0606.1% Devon 1,3406.4%1,2005.9%1,3006.0% Plymouth %6406.8%7107.4% Torbay %2504.7%3206.8% Gloucestershire %7804.0%9204.6% Somerset %5904.3%7604.8% Bath & North East Somerset %2303.9%2604.2% Bristol %8607.3%9507.8% North Somerset %2304.3%2504.8% South Gloucestershire %3804.3%3905.0% Swindon %4306.2%5808.3% Wiltshire %7005.8%7406.0%

17 NEETS, by Age NEET Rates are higher for 18 year olds, and rose sharply in 2008 Employment Rate, Devon vs SW & England, 2006 – 2008, APS via NOMIS

18 Recession - GDP Source: ONS / BBC

19 Unemployment Patterns Source: ONS. Peak in Jan years from peak to return to pre-recession levels Hopefully, we are not at this stage now!

20 ILO Unemployment ILO unemployment by age, Sept - Oct 2008, SW and UK Source: Annual Population Survey

21 Claimant Count Trend Source: NOMIS

22 Claimants Source: 2007 Mid yr pop est / NOMIS Claimant count Estimate of claimants as a % of population in each age band, SW + 3% of age band + 1.5%

23 Claimant Count - Age Source: NOMIS AdditionalMaleFemaleTotal Aged ,2352,67010,905 Aged ,8651,5507,415 Aged ,0751,1305,205 Aged ,2701,1605,430 Aged ,4401,5305,970 Aged ,2201,5505,765 Aged ,2301,3954,630 Breakdown of Claimant Growth, May 2007 to May 2008, by age & gender

24 Redundancies Source: Labour Force Survey Redundancy Rates by Age, SW and UK,

25 Claimant Count - Duration Source: NOMIS

26 Claimants - Men Source: NOMIS / CESI c20% young men unemployed > 12 months

27 Claimants - Women Source: NOMIS / CESI c12% young women unemployed > 12 months

28 Future Jobs – Aims To improve the employability of young, long term unemployed (18 – 24 year olds, approaching 12 months unemployment) Deliver socially useful work that would not otherwise be done Jobs to last up to 6 months Should be linked to local strategies (be valued & useful, not ‘make work’) Developed locally, possibly ‘green’ jobs, linked to social enterprises etc Jobs to be advertised in JC+ and elsewhere, with competitive application Good induction & close supervision by dedicated support workers Training to be offered (Apprenticeships, Train to Gain), poss mentoring & additional support Support with progression, e.g. time off for jobsearch, interviews etc Oct 2009 starts, bids in by 30 th June Jan 2010 starts, bids in by end Sept Source: APS via NOMIS

29 Future Jobs - Lessons MSC – Community Programme ( ) Aimed at 25’s unemployed 1 year + Tended to focus on single under 25 yr olds Some activity bore little resemblance to environment & demands of normal work No req’t for job-search, so could act as an alternative to looking for ‘real work’ Follow up 10 months post leaving, 35% in jobs, 56% had held jobs Community Action (1993 – 1996) Voluntary prog, aimed at those unemployed > 1 year Combined jobsearch, voluntary work, with £10 pw on top of benefits 19% in jobs 3 months post leaving Source: APS via NOMIS


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