42% of the population now has a third level education.
The latest profile from Census 2016 shows more women than men have a college qualification.
The latest figures also show that 42% of people have a qualification from a third-level institution which sees a rise in third level academics.
It’s a massive jump in our education levels in 25 years – in the 1991 census just 13.6% had gone on to third level studies.
At over 61% the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown area has the highest level of education – the lowest is in Longford and Wexford at 32.5%.
Just 1% of the population has obtained a PhD.
When it came to Irish, almost 40% said they are able to speak the language, however only 4% speak the language on a daily basis.