Ireland: Education spending, percent of government spending

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 Ireland

Public spending on education, percent of public spending

 Latest value 12.02
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1995 - 2021
 Average 12.39
 Min - Max 10.19 - 14.59
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Ireland from 1995 to 2021. The average value for Ireland during that period was 12.39 percent with a minimum of 10.19 percent in 2009 and a maximum of 14.59 percent in 1996. The latest value from 2021 is 12.02 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 134 countries is 13.55 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Ireland - Education spending, percent of government spending - historical chart - 1995-2021




Definition: General government expenditure on education (current, capital, and transfers) is expressed as a percentage of total general government expenditure on all sectors (including health, education, social services, etc.). It includes expenditure funded by transfers from international sources to government. General government usually refers to local, regional and central governments.


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 Tertiary school enrollment 78.78 2021 percent
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