Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (354)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

354. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of fifth or sixth year students aged 18 years or over that attended secondary school for each of the school years 2016/2017, 2017/2018 and 2018/2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31644/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The information requested by the Deputy is available in the following spreadsheet.

Academic Year

Age

Fifth Year

Sixth Year (incl. Repeat Leaving Cert)

Total

2016

18

881

24,221

25,102

2016

19 and Over

145

1,426

1,571

2016

Total

1,026

25,647

26,673

2017

18

991

24,682

25,673

2017

19 and Over

128

1,334

1,462

2017

Total

1,119

26,016

27,135

2018

18

914

25,589

26,503

2018

19 and Over

115

1,300

1,415

2018

Total

1,029

26,889

27,918

Note: age is calculated on 1st January of the academic year. For example the age given for the 2016 academic year is the age of pupils as of 1st January 2017.