Welsh Youth Opportunity Index
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 each of Wales' local education authorities. The score for each area reflects how its performance compares with the best-performing area; 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.
- Capped 9. Average of top nine GCSEs, or equivalent volume of qualifications, for each learner in the cohort, including subject specific requirements for English and Welsh, maths or numeracy and a science.
- Employment. Employment rates for 23-28 year olds.
- Higher education. All undergraduate HE enrolments from a (home) local authority area, as a percentage of the 16-64 year olds without HE qualifications in the local area.
- Level 3. The proportion of 16-19 year olds resident in a local area qualified to level 3.
- NEET. Year 11 Leavers from schools in Wales known to be not in education, employment or training.
- 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.
- Overall. 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.