Ireland: Primary school completion rate

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 Ireland

Primary school completion rate

 Latest value 98.35
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1992 - 2021
 Average 98.04
 Min - Max 94.71 - 104.75
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Ireland from 1992 to 2021. The average value for Ireland during that period was 98.04 percent with a minimum of 94.71 percent in 2001 and a maximum of 104.75 percent in 1995. The latest value from 2021 is 98.35 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 118 countries is 92.48 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Ireland - Primary school completion rate - Recent values chart

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Ireland - Primary school completion rate - historical chart - 1992-2021




The percent of all children enrolled in primary school who enter the last grade of primary school; can exceed 100% due to over-aged and under-aged children who enter primary school late/early and/or repeat grades.
Definition: Primary completion rate, or gross intake ratio to the last grade of primary education, is the number of new entrants (enrollments minus repeaters) in the last grade of primary education, regardless of age, divided by the population at the entrance age for the last grade of primary education. Data limitations preclude adjusting for students who drop out during the final year of primary education.

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