Welcome to the Education Statistics web page

Latest Statistical Reports

Statistical Bulletin 2020/2021: Overview of Education 2000 - 2020

Developing a Teacher Demand and Supply Model for Ireland 2021-2038: A Technical Report

Statistical Bulletin Enrolments September 2020 – Preliminary Results (Revised)

Education Indicators for Ireland 2020

Retention Rates of Pupils in Second-Level Schools 2013 Entry Cohort

Projections of full time enrolment Primary and Second Level, 2020-2038

National Briefing Note on Education at a Glance 2020 OECD Indicators

Education Statistics

We publish a range of statistical reports. Please select from the report groups shown below:

Key Statistics and Indicators

Published reports showing key statistics on the Department's customers - includes schools, pupils and teachers numbers

Education Statistics Database

This section contains links to external statistical databases related to education. Find data of interest or get answers to tailor-made requests

School Enrolments

Includes enrolment figures for previous years at both primary and post-primary level:

Projections and Retention

This section contains

International Statistical Reports

Information on how Irish education rates compare internationally. Includes data from sources such as:

Other Statistical Reports

This section contains a variety of reports on topics such as teachers, gender and Inspectorate reports.

Primary Online Database

This section contains information relating to the Primary Online Database (POD). Includes training manuals for users who are new to the POD system. Should you have a query which is not answered here, please contact the POD Helpdesk on (01) 8892311 or email

Post Primary Online Database (P-POD)

For queries relating to the Post-Primary Online Database (P-POD), please contact the P-POD Helpdesk on (0906) 484022/ (0906) 483906 or email

Data Protection

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Phone: 01-889 2311