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Youth Work Unit - Yorkshire & Humberside » Overview of the Region

Overview of the Region

  • 5.3 million population (larger than Scotland & Wales) approx 11% BME population
  • 15,400 sq kilometres, over 20% rural
  • 15 Local Authorities
  • 1 County Council
  • 9 Metropolitan Authorities
  • 5 Unitary Authorities
  • 15 Health and Well-being Boards
  • 22 Emerging Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Over 500,000 young people
  • Youth Unemployment 16 – 24 = 979,000 or 21.1% (UK average = 19.1% ONS 2013)
  • GCSE 5 A – C’s = 44.4 (UK average 48.3, 2009)
  • Under 18 pregnancies rate = 47.3 (UK average = 41.2, 2009)
  • 16 – 18 NEET = 7.8% (UK average 6.4, YPLA 2010)

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