Participation in higher education by students disadvantaged by socio-economic barriers
This data is derived from the Equal Access Survey, a voluntary survey which collects information on the social, economic and ethnic background of new students who enter higher education for the first time, and the Census. 2012/13 and 2016/17 data refers to father’s socio-economic group and cannot be updated for 2017/18 at this point. Ongoing implementation of the Data Plan for Equity of Access to Higher Education will allow for more in-depth analysis and reporting of students and their socio-economic backgrounds. Only students on full-time courses who identified Ireland as their country of residence are included.