Young adult unemployment - comparing two censuses

  • Published: Mar 13, 2014

Last week, the ONS published a very detailed comparison of the changes in employment  and unemployment among the under 25s between the 2001 and 2011 censuses. We were interested in looking at how these changes varied between different areas. 

The graphic below shows the proportion of under 25s who were unemployed in 2001 in each local authority in England and Wales. By clicking the year 2011, you can see how this changed over the following decade. By hovering over the map, you can see the values for each area. 

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What that shows is where unemployment is highest for young people. But these may be areas with high levels of unemployment for all age groups. The next graphic shows the difference between the proportion of under 25s who are unemployed and the proportion of over 25s. The map works in the same way - click the year to see the relevant data. 

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