Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Ceisteanna (266)

David Cullinane

Ceist:

266. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of children in primary and secondary school and the number of students at third level respectively, in 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29880/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The information requested by the Deputy is in the following table.

-

2017/18

2018/19

Primary (Mainstream and Special Schools)

563,459

567,772

Second-level

357,408

362,899

Third-level (Full-time Undergraduate and Postgraduate Enrolments)

183,642

n/a

Note

Primary and Second-level statistics are derived from the annual Census of all Department-aided schools.

The figure for Second-level does not include CORE VTOS or PLC enrolments.

Third-level data for the 2018/19 academic year is being finalised and will be available later this year.