How educated are we?: 7 key facts

Levels of third level qualification vary greatly by county; women are more likely to be graduates and parental education levels matter: latest findings from the CSO

22nd November, 2012
How educated are we?: 7 key facts
Trinity College, Dublin

The number of Irish people with third level qualifications more than doubled between 1991 and 2011 according to the latest data from the Central Statistics Office.

Here are seven key facts about education:

**1** **Nearly one third of us have third level qualifications:** The proportion of the over-15 population with a third level qualification surged from just 14 per cent in 1991 to **31 per cent by 2011**.

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