Country Idealist Profiles

Ireland – Levels of Education of Population

Posted in Ireland, Ireland - Basics, Ireland - Education System by hynesbrid on August 5, 2008

 

Persons, Males and Females Aged 15 Years and Over Classified by Highest Level of Education Completed, 2006.

  Males Females Persons
Total aged 15 years and over
1,678,127
1,697,272
3,375,399
Total whose full-time education has ceased
1,425,964
1,424,369
2,850,333
Highest level of education completed Primary (incl. no formal education)
268,716
245,369
514,085
Lower secondary
304,732
268,679
573,411
Upper secondary
409,558
393,910
803,498
Third Level Non-degree
127,965
173,362
301,327
Degree or higher
249,442
278,333
527,775
Not stated
65,521
64,716
130,237
Total whose full-time education not ceased
252,163
272,903
525,065
Economic status Total at school, university, etc.
164,638
184,958
349,596
Other
87,525
87,945
175,470

http://www.cso.ie/statistics/pmfageover15edcompleted.htm


Those aged 15 years and older who are currently at School / University:
Males        164,638
Females     184,958
Total         349,596
http://www.cso.ie/statistics/pmfageover15edcompleted.htm
 

% of persons 15 years and older who have left education with a third level qualification:
In 2005, The Combat Poverty Agency published a report of the spatial distribution of Poverty called `Mapping Poverty, Local Regional and County Patterns´.  This report highlights a breakdpwn of the percentage of those 15 years and older who have left school with a third level qualification.    While the percentage varies across the country the mean average works out at 23.77% of the population having a third level qualification.
http://www.cpa.ie/povertyinireland/maps/Map2.13_PercentWithThirdLevelEducation.JPG

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) figures for 2006 show a slight increase in this % with a total of 829,102 of the population aged 15 years and over having completed Third Level college.  This accounts for 24.56% of the 15+ population.
http://www.cso.ie/statistics/pmfageover15edcompleted.htm

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