Northern Ireland: share of primary students with lessons in Irish 2001-2018

This statistic shows the proportion of primary school students (year 1-7) in Northern Ireland who received at least one class taught in Irish from the academic year 2001/02 to 2017/18. After a dramatic increase between 2001/02 and 2002/03, the amount of children receiving Irish tuition gradually increased, to 2.4 percent of all primary students in 2017/18.

Share of primary school students taught using the Irish language in Northern Ireland from 2001/02 to 2017/18*

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Source

Release date

July 2018

Region

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

Survey time period

2001/02 to 2017/18

Number of respondents

171,836**

Age group

4-14 years

Supplementary notes

* Percentages calculated by Statista using data on number of EAL students in primary school and the total number of primary students per year in Northern Ireland provided by the source.
Figures were rounded.

** n(2001/02)=179,010; n(2002/03) =176,771; n(2003/04) =174,118; n(2004/05) =171,933; n(2005/06) =169,890; n(2006/07) = 168,130; n(2007/08) =166,587; n(2008/09) =164,781; n(2009/10) =163,696; n(2010/11) =163,378; n(2011/12) =164,746; n(2012/13) =168,034; n(2013/14) =171,548; n(2014/15) = 165,877; n(2015/16) = 168,910; n (2016/17) = 171,612; n (2017/18) = 173,744

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