Youth Opportunity Index Map
Use this interactive map to explore the Youth Opportunity Index.
The Index gives a relative measure of education and employment opportunities for young people across England’s 150 local education authorities. The score for each area reflects how its performance compares with the best-performing area in the country; the higher the score, the better the performance. Results are presented as a heatmap, with darker shades representing higher scores.
- Apprenticeships. Apprenticeship starts as a proportion of 16-24s in a local area.
- Employment. Employment rates for 23-28 year olds.
- Net underemployment. This measure is the balance between the numbers of young people wanting to work more hours and the numbers wanting to work fewer hours.
- NEET. The proportion of 16-17 year olds not in education, employment or training.
- Overall Index. The average score across all indices. It gives an overall comparative measure of the education and employment opportunities for young people living in each local area.
- Attainment 8. Attainment of GCSE-level qualifications by young people resident in a local area.
- Level 3. The proportion of young people resident in a local area qualified to Level 3 by age 19.
- Higher education. The proportion of 15 year olds in a local area entering higher education by age 19.