On the 24 October 2023 the Central Statistics Office (CSO) released the eleventh report in the Arrivals from Ukraine in Ireland series. The figures related to the numbers of arrivals are based on Personal Public Service Number (PPSN) allocations to people protected under the Temporary Protection Directive, as of the week ending 08 October 2023.
Summary of arrivals
In total there have been 96,338 arrivals under the Temporary Protection Directive as of 08 October 2023. This is a 3% increase compared to four weeks earlier (10 September 2023). 800 people had arrived in the previous 7 days.
CSO data shows Ukrainian nationals make up the vast majority of arrivals with under the Temporary Protection Directive. In the week ending 08 October 2023, arrivals with Ukrainian nationality made up 98.2% of all arrivals.Women (46%) and men (22%) aged over 20 make up the majority of arrivals to date, while 32% are people aged under 20.
As of 01 October 2023, 12,108 people were enrolled in further education and training courses, of which 9,425 people enrolled in further education English language courses. Over 17,000 children and young people from Ukraine are enrolled in Irish schools for the current academic year, with 61% (10,655) of these in primary schools and 39% (6,845) in secondary schools.
The number of people arriving from Ukraine with earnings from employment continues to rise. The most common sector for employment continues to be Wholesale, Transport and Accommodation, with 50% of persons with earnings in September 2023 working in this sector. The average weekly earnings decreased slightly in September 2023 to €446 per week compared to €458 in August 2023.
Intreo Public Employment Services arrange employment support events and as of 08 October, 36,620 people had attended such an event. 61% of these noted that English language proficiency was a challenge to securing employment.
67% of women were assessed by Intreo to have barriers to accessing employment compared to 33% of men. Barriers to accessing employment were reported to affect 90% of those aged 25 and over.
Additional key findings identified by the CSO include:
- Of these arrivals from Ukraine, 82% showed activity in administrative data after 31 July 2023, based on data currently available to the CSO. Such activity indicates continued presence in the State, and this might offer a tentative estimate indication of how many arrivals from Ukraine are currently in Ireland, according to the CSO report.
- Of all arrivals to date aged 18 and over, 63% of males and 50% of females were married or cohabiting.
- 17,504 (31%) arrivals of those who attended an Intreo event had recorded previous work histories. ‘Professionals’ were the largest broad group among persons who recorded work history, which accounted for 31%. This was followed by service and sales workers which accounted for 18%.
Previous EMN Ireland reports on the Ukraine Series:
Note: Data from the Central Statistics Office, Arrivals from Ukraine Series 11. Graphs created by EMN Ireland.