New data on arrivals from Ukraine in CSO’s latest release

05 Mar 2024


On 20 February 2024, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) released the 12th report in the Arrivals from Ukraine in Ireland series. The figures on numbers of arrivals are based on Personal Public Service Number (PPSN) allocations to people protected under the Temporary Protection Directive, as of 04 February 2024.

Summary of arrivals

In total there have been 104,870 arrivals under the Temporary Protection Directive as of 04 February 2024. Just over 100 people arrived between 28 January and 04 February.

Ukrainian nationals make up the vast majority of arrivals, accounting for 98% of the total number of arrivals. Other nationalities with protected status accounted for 1,945 arrivals to the State. Women and men, aged 20 and over, made up 46% and 23% respectively of arrivals to date, while 31% were people aged under 20.


There were 17,310 arrivals enrolled in further education and training courses on 01 February 2024, of which 14,186 were enrolled in English language courses.

Over 18,000 children and young people from Ukraine are enrolled in Irish schools for the current academic year, with 62% (11,312) of these in primary schools and 38% (6,873) in secondary schools.


The number of arrivals from Ukraine showing employment with earnings in January 2023 was 17,702. This is the first decline since March 2022 and may be partly seasonal following a peak of 18,294 people with earnings from employment in December 2023.

The most common sector for employment continues to be Wholesale, Transport and Accommodation, with 47% of persons with earnings in January 2024 working in this sector. The average weekly earnings have increased slightly from €442 per week in October 2023 to €467 in January 2024.

Intreo Public Employment Services arrange employment support events and as of 04 February, 40,997 people had attended such an event. 59% of these noted that English language proficiency was a challenge to securing employment.  Access to childcare and/or transport was reported as a barrier by 2,132 people (5% of those who attended Intreo events). 68% of women were assessed by Intreo to have compared to 29% of men.


As of 04 February 2024, 21,824 arrivals from Ukraine were living in private accommodation either provided by hosts in receipt of the Accommodation Recognition Payment (ARP) for accommodating people from Ukraine, or obtained via the ‘Offer a Home’ scheme, Irish Red Cross pledges or privately arranged accommodation.

17,000 arrivals from Ukraine were living in local authorities/Irish Red Cross/Department of Children Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth pledged accommodation of which 6,781 were living in accommodation under the ‘Offer a Home’ scheme. Top 3 counties of residence were Dublin, Donegal and Cork.

Additional key findings identified by the CSO

Of all arrivals since 04 March 2022 to 04 February 2024, 78% had activity in administrative data after 30 November 2023, based on information 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, 62% of males and 48% of females were married or cohabiting.

Of the 40,997 arrivals that attended an Intreo event, 19,132 had recorded previous occupations, with Professionals being the largest group at 30% (or 5,716 people), followed by service and sales workers (3,525 people). Of the 28,128 persons where the highest level of education was recorded, 61% had achieved an NFQ level equivalent to 7 or higher.

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Note: Data from the Central Statistics Office, Arrivals from Ukraine Series 12. Graphs created by EMN Ireland.