By 2030, ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy.

CSO data

Claim: Achieving

4.6.1 In 2019, 22% of people aged 25-64 years had upper secondary education while 15% had post leaving certificate education. Third level education had been achieved by 46% of people aged 25-64 years, with 10% having an ordinary degree, 22% with an honours degree and 13% with postgraduate qualifications. Females were more likely to have third level education. An honours degree was held by 24% of women aged 25-64 years compared with 21% of men, while 14% of women had a post graduate qualification compared with 12% of men.

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