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Date Last Updated: 03-10-2018

Survey Name:

Adult Education Survey

Survey purpose:

Collection of information relating to participation rates in formal, non-formal and informal education by adults aged 18 to 64 years old.

Legislative Basis National:

Legislative Basis European:

Commission Regulation (EU) No 1175/2014

Derogation: 2014/773/EU


Five years

Statistical Population:

All persons aged 18 to 64 in private households who are not in continuous education

Sampling Frame:

Census of Population

Reference Area:

State, Region

Time Coverage:


Base Period:

Not applicable

Sector Coverage:

Not applicable

Survey Size:

Approximately 13,000 households

Principal Variables:

Participation rate in formal, non-formal and informal education, difficulties in accessing education, language skills.

Principal External Users:

Government, Department of Education and Skills, SOLAS, Eurostat, international bodies, representative bodies, general public.

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Social & Demographic Statistics

Contact Person:

Helen McGrath

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Not applicable

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000