Labour market » Inactivity among young (15–26 y. o.) people and its reasons : Inactivity among young (15–26 y. o.) people and its reasons by level of education

Economically passive/inactive young (15–26 y. o.) people – persons who do not wish or are not able to work.

Below upper secondary education 0–2
   less than primary education 0, primary education 1
   basic education 2A
   vocational education for youngsters without basic education 2C
Upper secondary education 3
   general secondary education 3A
   vocational secondary education based on basic education 3B
   professional secondary education based on basic education 3A
   vocational training based on basic education 3C
Post-secondary non-tertiary education 4
   vocational secondary education based on secondary education 4B
Tertiary education 5–6
   academic higher education (Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree) 5A
   professional higher education (professional higher education, diploma study, vocational higher education) 5B
   professional secondary education based on secondary education 5B
   Doctor’al degree 6

Unit: number, percent

Disaggregated by: year, value, reason of inactivity, level of education

Source: Statistics Estonia, Estonian Labour Force Survey (LFS)

Note: The data for 2000–2012 has been revised based on corrected population numbers from Estonian Office of Statistics. More information regarding methodology of labour force survey calculations is available here: http://www.stat.ee/76254 (Estonian language)

Year
Reason of inactivity Level of education (labour market) Value 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Studies Total Number 116100 116700 111300 104300 101200 101700 94000 86400 83600 79900 72100 68400 62300
Studies Total Percent 84,4 86,4 86,3 85 83,2 85,2 84,5 81,2 81,9 82,1 82,9 82,4 81,7
Studies Primary education or lower Number 82100 82200 77000 76600 69200 65800 58600 55800 53700 50900 47700 46900 46500
Studies Primary education or lower Percent 90,2 90,4 90 92,2 90,3 90,9 89,7 89,7 89,4 89,1 88,8 90,5 91,5
Studies Secondary education, post-secondary level and tertiary education Number 32200 32400 32300 25600 29900 31800 31400 26700 26700 26100 22600 18400 14400
Studies Secondary education, post-secondary level and tertiary education Percent 76,8 81,2 83 74,6 75,3 78,9 78,3 70,3 72,4 72,9 75,6 70,5 64,3
Studies Higher education Number 1800 2100 2000 2100 2200 4100 4100 3800 3200 2900 1800 3100 1400
Studies Higher education Percent 38,3 48,8 45,5 39,6 40 61,2 69,5 61,3 64 64,4 52,9 60,8 46,7
Illness or disability Total Number 2600 2900 2900 3000 3200 2200 2700 3200 2900 2800 2500 2000 2300
Illness or disability Total Percent 1,9 2,1 2,2 2,4 2,6 1,8 2,4 3 2,8 2,9 2,9 2,4 3
Illness or disability Primary education or lower Number 2300 2800 2400 2000 1900 1100 1900 1900 1900 2000 1800 1700 1500
Illness or disability Primary education or lower Percent 2,5 3,1 2,8 2,4 2,5 1,5 2,9 3,1 3,2 3,5 3,4 3,3 3
Illness or disability Secondary education, post-secondary level and tertiary education Number .. .. .. .. 1300 1200 .. 1200 .. .. 800 - 800
Illness or disability Secondary education, post-secondary level and tertiary education Percent .. .. .. .. 3,3 3 .. 3,2 .. .. 2,7 - 3,6
Illness or disability Higher education Number .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. - - -
Illness or disability Higher education Percent .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. - - -
Pregnancy, maternity or parental leave, need to take care of children or other members of family Total Number 12200 10900 10200 11000 12500 10500 8400 10100 9800 8400 8000 7900 6400
Pregnancy, maternity or parental leave, need to take care of children or other members of family Total Percent 8,9 8,1 7,9 9 10,3 8,8 7,5 9,5 9,6 8,6 9,2 9,5 8,4
Pregnancy, maternity or parental leave, need to take care of children or other members of family Primary education or lower Number 3800 3800 3800 2700 3500 3500 2700 2900 2900 2300 3300 1900 1300
Pregnancy, maternity or parental leave, need to take care of children or other members of family Primary education or lower Percent 4,2 4,2 4,4 3,2 4,6 4,8 4,1 4,7 4,8 4 6,1 3,7 2,6
Pregnancy, maternity or parental leave, need to take care of children or other members of family Secondary education, post-secondary level and tertiary education Number 6500 5200 4200 5300 5900 4600 4300 5500 5400 4800 3400 4700 3900
Pregnancy, maternity or parental leave, need to take care of children or other members of family Secondary education, post-secondary level and tertiary education Percent 15,5 13 10,8 15,5 14,9 11,4 10,7 14,5 14,6 13,4 11,4 18 17,4
Pregnancy, maternity or parental leave, need to take care of children or other members of family Higher education Number .. 2000 2200 3000 3100 2400 .. 1800 1500 .. - 1200 1300
Pregnancy, maternity or parental leave, need to take care of children or other members of family Higher education Percent .. 46,5 50 56,6 56,4 35,8 .. 29 30 .. - 23,5 43,3
Other reason Total Number 6600 4600 4500 4400 4800 4900 6200 6800 5800 6300 4400 4700 5200
Other reason Total Percent 4,8 3,4 3,5 3,6 3,9 4,1 5,6 6,4 5,7 6,5 5,1 5,7 6,8
Other reason Primary education or lower Number 2900 2200 2400 1800 2000 2000 2100 1700 1600 1800 900 1300 1500
Other reason Primary education or lower Percent 3,2 2,4 2,8 2,2 2,6 2,8 3,2 2,7 2,7 3,2 1,7 2,5 3
Other reason Secondary education, post-secondary level and tertiary education Number 3000 2200 1900 2400 2500 2700 3700 4600 3900 4100 3200 2700 3400
Other reason Secondary education, post-secondary level and tertiary education Percent 7,2 5,5 4,9 7 6,3 6,7 9,2 12,1 10,6 11,5 10,7 10,3 15,2
Other reason Higher education Number .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. - - -
Other reason Higher education Percent .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. - - -
Total Total Number 137600 135100 128900 122700 121700 119400 111300 106400 102100 97300 87000 83000 76200
Total Total Percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Total Primary education or lower Number 91000 90900 85600 83100 76600 72400 65300 62200 60100 57100 53700 51800 50800
Total Primary education or lower Percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Total Secondary education, post-secondary level and tertiary education Number 41900 39900 38900 34300 39700 40300 40100 38000 36900 35800 29900 26100 22400
Total Secondary education, post-secondary level and tertiary education Percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Total Higher education Number 4700 4300 4400 5300 5500 6700 5900 6200 5000 4700 3400 5100 3000
Total Higher education Percent 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100