The statistics on outreach youth work and youth workshop activities originate from annual surveys concerning state subsidies (2011–2019). All operators who received state subsidies for outreach youth work and youth workshop activities have an obligation to answer the survey. The figures have also been checked against the PAR statistical customer information databases.
Outreach youth work statistics from the year 2015 onwards are transferred from the PAR statistical database to the nuorisotilastot.fi website directly. The data are transferred to the website in February each year. As of 2017, the PAR databases have been governed by the Regional State Administrative Agency for Western and Inland Finland, which is responsible for national statistical databases on outreach youth work customer information. Before 2017, the responsibility for compiling the information rested with the Keski-Suomen Yhteisöjen Tuki ry. The statistics available on the nuorisotilastot.fi website only cover the operators who have answered the annual surveys.
The estimate of those not in employment, education or training is based on the average figures for youth unemployment (15–24-year-olds) during the year in question. The figures on the map correspond with the situation in 2019. In the estimate, the amount not in employment, education or training (15–28-year-olds) varies so that it is at least 0.5 times the number of unemployed young people + the number of unemployed people and is likely to be 1.5 times the number of unemployed young people + the unemployed young people. This calculation formula can be used to estimate the size of the target group for outreach work on a municipal, sub-regional, regional and national level. These figures have been used in estimating the amount of young people not in employment, education or training, the range of variation being minimum–maximum.
Tuulikki Nieminen / Regional State Administrative Agency are responsible for the statistics on Outreach youth work.
Roope Tahvanainen / Regional State Administrative Agency are responsible for the technical implementation of the visualisation.