Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Questions (101)

Billy Kelleher

Question:

101. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Taoiseach the participation rates of men and women in the labour force by age ranges (details supplied) by those who have attained a third level qualification and those who have not; and the corresponding EU 15 and EU 28 participation rates for the age ranges by gender and third level qualification attainment, in tabular form. [22482/18]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is the official source of estimates of labour force (ILO) in the State. This survey replaced the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) from Q3 2017.

The most recent LFS figures available are for the Q4 2017.

Data for the age groups marked as ‘N/A’ at EU15 and EU28 level was not readily available from EUROSTAT at the time of issue. This data has been requested from EUROSTAT and will be provided to the Deputy as soon as it is available.

The tables show the latest participation rates for persons aged 15 years and over by sex, age group and the highest level of education attained for Q4 2017 for Ireland and the corresponding EU 15 and EU 28 participation rates for Q4 2017.

Participation rates of persons aged 15 years and over by sex, age group and highest level of education attained, Q4 2017 - %

Ireland

15-19

20-24

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-59

60-64

65+

15-64

15-74

15 years and over

Males

Less than primary, primary and lower secondary education

12.3

46.8

73.9

78.3

78.5

66.7

56.2

15.3

53.8

50.4

44.8

Upper secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education

*

86.0

94.2

95.4

95.0

90.2

67.7

23.5

92.3

90.2

88.3

Tertiary education

51.5

69.1

90.4

92.3

88.7

82.0

62.9

19.9

81.5

79.3

77.3

No response

*

50.9

84.3

92.3

85.3

65.4

*

19.5

78.6

43.5

38.6

All ISCED 2011 levels

25.8

71.2

90.5

91.9

88.6

78.0

61.7

18.4

78.8

72.9

68.8

Females

Less than primary, primary and lower secondary education

9.9

33.9

41.2

38.7

37.2

42.0

35.2

3.0

28.0

25.1

19.9

Upper secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education

*

82.4

90.7

85.9

85.7

76.6

55.9

11.8

84.5

82.6

80.3

Tertiary education

49.3

61.1

71.5

73.1

67.6

63.3

50.5

8.2

65.5

63.4

60.6

No response

43.1

58.4

76.7

82.6

67.0

42.0

*

6.0

66.4

30.3

27.0

All ISCED 2011 levels

23.1

65.9

80.8

78.1

70.8

61.1

47.3

5.9

66.9

60.7

55.9

All Persons

Less than primary, primary and lower secondary education

11.0

41.7

61.1

63.5

62.2

56.1

47.1

8.6

42.6

39.3

33.2

Upper secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education

*

83.9

92.2

90.1

90.0

82.8

61.3

17.1

88.0

86.1

84.0

Tertiary education

50.5

65.3

81.5

83.2

77.4

72.0

56.2

13.4

73.5

71.4

68.9

No response

39.6

54.5

80.4

87.4

77.0

53.9

52.6

12.7

72.0

36.6

32.6

All ISCED 2011 levels

24.5

68.7

85.5

84.9

79.7

69.5

54.4

11.8

72.8

66.8

62.2

%

EU15

15-19

20-24

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-59

60-64

65+

15-64

15-74

15 years and over

Males

Less than primary, primary and lower secondary education

20.5

70.2

N/A

N/A

N/A

74.6

43.1

N/A

65.6

56.5

N/A

Upper secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education

40.9

63.1

N/A

N/A

N/A

84.6

55.2

N/A

81.9

74.7

N/A

Tertiary education

61.7

70.1

N/A

N/A

N/A

90.6

68.2

N/A

91.2

83.5

N/A

No response

*

57.9

N/A

N/A

N/A

71.4

*

N/A

30.4

14.2

N/A

All ISCED 2011 levels

24.8

65.7

N/A

N/A

N/A

83.2

54.6

N/A

79.4

70.7

N/A

Females

Less than primary, primary and lower secondary education

17.2

58.5

N/A

N/A

N/A

53.5

30.5

N/A

47.2

37.6

N/A

Upper secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education

36.7

57.6

N/A

N/A

N/A

75.1

46.1

N/A

72.0

65.1

N/A

Tertiary education

64.5

71.7

N/A

N/A

N/A

82.9

56.1

N/A

85.2

79.6

N/A

No response

*

57.7

N/A

N/A

N/A

60.1

*

N/A

25.0

9.9

N/A

All ISCED 2011 levels

22.1

61.0

N/A

N/A

N/A

70.0

42.2

N/A

69.1

60.2

N/A

All Persons

Less than primary, primary and lower secondary education

18.9

65.5

N/A

N/A

N/A

63.5

36.0

N/A

56.7

46.9

N/A

Upper secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education

38.7

60.4

N/A

N/A

N/A

79.8

50.7

N/A

77.0

70.0

N/A

Tertiary education

63.3

71.0

N/A

N/A

N/A

86.8

62.3

N/A

88.0

81.5

N/A

No response

1.8

57.8

N/A

N/A

N/A

65.6

43.1

N/A

27.8

12.0

N/A

All ISCED 2011 levels

23.5

63.4

N/A

N/A

N/A

76.5

48.2

N/A

74.3

65.4

N/A

%

EU28

15-19

20-24

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-59

60-64

65+

15-64

15-74

15 years and over

Males

Less than primary, primary and lower secondary education

17.0

69.5

N/A

N/A

N/A

73.6

42.2

N/A

62.7

54.2

N/A

Upper secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education

40.2

62.9

N/A

N/A

N/A

82.5

52.9

N/A

81.9

74.3

N/A

Tertiary education

60.9

69.1

N/A

N/A

N/A

90.4

68.7

N/A

91.5

83.9

N/A

No response

*

57.9

N/A

N/A

N/A

71.6

*

N/A

30.5

14.2

N/A

All ISCED 2011 levels

21.9

65.1

N/A

N/A

N/A

82.0

53.5

N/A

79.0

70.5

N/A

Females

Less than primary, primary and lower secondary education

13.8

54.6

N/A

N/A

N/A

52.2

28.5

N/A

44.4

35.3

N/A

Upper secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education

35.5

54.9

N/A

N/A

N/A

72.0

39.0

N/A

70.2

62.7

N/A

Tertiary education

64.0

70.4

N/A

N/A

N/A

83.4

54.8

N/A

85.3

79.6

N/A

No response

*

57.8

N/A

N/A

N/A

60.5

*

N/A

25.1

10.0

N/A

All ISCED 2011 levels

19.2

58.3

N/A

N/A

N/A

68.9

38.6

N/A

68.0

59.1

N/A

All Persons

Less than primary, primary and lower secondary education

15.5

63.4

N/A

N/A

N/A

62.2

34.4

N/A

53.7

44.5

N/A

Upper secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education

37.8

59.0

N/A

N/A

N/A

77.3

46.0

N/A

76.2

68.7

N/A

Tertiary education

62.7

69.9

N/A

N/A

N/A

86.8

61.8

N/A

88.1

81.6

N/A

No response

1.8

57.8

N/A

N/A

N/A

65.9

42.9

N/A

27.8

12.0

N/A

All ISCED 2011 levels

20.6

61.7

N/A

N/A

N/A

75.3

45.7

N/A

73.5

64.7

N/A

Source: Labour Force Survey (LFS), Central Statistics Office, Ireland and EUROSTAT.

N/A - Corresponding age ranges not available on the EUROSTAT site.

* Estimates for numbers of persons or averages where there are less than 30 persons in a cell are not produced as estimates are too small to be considered reliable.

Data may be subject to future revision.

Data may be subject to sampling or other survey errors, which are greater in respect of smaller values or estimates of change.

Reference period: q4=Oct-Dec.

Note: A new Labour Force Survey (LFS) replaced the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) in Q3 2017 and, as a result, care should be taken when comparing data from before and after this period. Please see background notes of the LFS release for additional information.