Men stay­ing in ed­u­ca­tion longer

Bray People - - News Focus -

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.

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