Men staying in education longer
MEN IN WICKLOW stay in education longer than most, while the level of women leaving education is pretty much on par with the national average.
48 per cent of men completed their education aged 17 or below compared to 50 per cent in the state as a whole. 25 per cent of Wicklow men finished their education aged 21 or over, while only 23 per cent managed the same nationally. 13 per cent finished their education under the age of 15, while nationally the figure stands at 14 per cent.
Wicklow women are less likely to have finished their education at 15 or under, 10 per cent. 6 per cent finish their education aged 20. 24 per cent continue until aged 21 or over, the exact same as the national average. Only 17 per cent of men in the county left school at primary level or below, with 19 per cent of men nationally doing the same. 33 per cent of females have some form of third level education, and 28 per cent of men. With males 12 per cent have a primary degree or equivalent, 1 per cent above the national average.