Rise In Numbers Of Banner Residents With Third Level Qualifications

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Almost 41% of people in Clare have a third level education.

The latest profile from the Census also shows that there are more female graduates than males in this county.

 

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Almost 30,000 people in Clare over the age of 15 have a third level qualification, according to the latest profile from the Census.

Women accounted for almost 58% of all graduates, and among the 11,804 women in this county, 32% had a third level degree, which represents a significant rise on 2011 figures.

There were 3,160 people in Ennis with a bachelors degree or a professional qualification, the highest number in the county.

In Shannon there were 833, Kilrush had 203 , there were 283 in Sixmilebridge, and 182 in Newmarket on Fergus.

While, the number of people with a PhD has almost doubled to 569.

And, just over 8,800 people in the county, or 12% of the population, had no formal education or finished their education at primary level, a drop of almost 2% on five years ago.