Over 12,000 people in Louth left school after primary school
Census 2016 figures released by the CSO today, show that in County Louth 12,150 people (15.8% of those aged 15 and over and who had completed their education in Louth) indicated that they had completed their education at primary level/had no formal education.
A further 13,875 or 18% completed their education at lower secondary level in Louth and 22,687 (29.5%) did so at upper secondary level.
Of those aged 15 and over in the county in April 2016, some 28,175 (36.6%) had a third-level qualification. Females accounted for 56.1% of all graduates in Louth, with males comprising 43.9%.
Among females, 10,764 (27.3%) had a third-level degree compared with 8,887 in 2011, while among males, 8,437 (22.5%) had a third-level degree compared with 6,770 in 2011.
Of those aged 3 and over in the county, 42,047 people stated that they could speak Irish, a slight decrease on the 42,106 who stated they could do so in 2011.
They comprised 34.1% of the county’s population, compared with 36.1% in 2011. Nationally, 39.8% of those aged 3 and over indicated that they could speak Irish.
The 1,177 people who spoke Irish daily outside of the education system in Louth, was 20 more than in 2011 (+1.7%).
They comprised 1.0% of the population aged 3 and over, compared with 1.7% at national level.