Ireland: Student teacher ratio, primary school

* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
 Ireland

Student teacher ratio, primary school

 Latest value 16.06
 Year 2012
 Measure students per teacher
 Data availability 1975 - 2012
 Average 23.79
 Min - Max 15.57 - 31.08
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Ireland from 1975 to 2012. The average value for Ireland during that period was 23.79 students per teacher with a minimum of 15.57 students per teacher in 2011 and a maximum of 31.08 students per teacher in 1977. The latest value from 2012 is 16.06 students per teacher. For comparison, the world average in 2012 based on 136 countries is 23.97 students per teacher. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Select indicator
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series


Recent values chart
Ireland - Student teacher ratio, primary school - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Ireland - Student teacher ratio, primary school - historical chart - 1975-2012




The student (pupil) to teacher ratio in Ireland is the number of primary school pupils divided by the number of primary school teachers. It is generally considered better to have fewer pupils per teacher.
Definition: Primary school pupil-teacher ratio is the average number of pupils per teacher in primary school.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Education spending, percent of GDP 2.98 2021 percent
 Education spending, percent of government spending 12.02 2021 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 16.06 2012 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 98.35 2021 percent
 School starting age, primary school 5 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 1.00 2020 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 1.10 2020 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 1.17 2021 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 95.35 2020 percent
 Primary school enrollment 99.98 2021 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 135.25 2021 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 78.78 2021 percent
 PISA math scores 491.648 2022 index points
 PISA reading scores 516.010 2022 index points
 PISA science scores 503.846 2022 index points
This site uses cookies.
Learn more here


OK