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

24 Jun 2024


On 24 June 2024, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) released the 13th 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 02 June 2024.

Summary of arrivals

In total there have been 107,406 arrivals under the Temporary Protection Directive as of 02 June 2024. This is a 1% increase compared to four weeks earlier (05 May 2024). Just over 100 people arrived between 26 May and 02 June.

Ukrainian nationals make up the vast majority of arrivals, accounting for 98%. Other nationalities with protected status accounted for 1,993 arrivals to the State. Women and men, aged 20 and over, made up 46% and 23% respectively of arrivals to date, while 30% were people aged under 20.


Over 18,000 children and young people from Ukraine are enrolled in Irish schools for the current academic year, with 62% (11,287) of these in primary schools and 38% (6,846) in secondary schools, a very small decrease on the February 2024 numbers.

There were 17,808 arrivals enrolled in further education and training courses on 01 June 2024, of which 15,283 were enrolled in further education English language courses.


The number of arrivals from Ukraine showing employment with earnings in May 2024 was 21,020. The number of arrivals showing earnings from employment is increasing month on month since February 2024, following a small decrease in January 2024.

The most common sector for employment continues to be Wholesale, Transport and Accommodation, with 46% of persons with earnings in January 2024 working in this sector. The average weekly earnings have increased to €442 per week in November 2023 to €487 in May 2024.

Intreo Public Employment Services arrange employment support events and as of 02 June 2024 44,214 people had attended such an event, an increase of over 4,000 from the previous reporting period. 58% of these noted that English language proficiency was a challenge to securing employment while 6% (2,560) noted childcare and/or transport represents a barrier.

65% of women were assessed by Intreo to have barriers to accessing employment compared to 35% of men. Barriers to accessing employment were reported to affect 89% of those aged 25 and over.

Of the 44,214 arrivals that attended an Intreo event, 20,396 had recorded previous occupations, with ‘Professionals’ being the largest group at 29% (5,962 people), followed by service and sales workers (3,763 people). Of the 29,646 persons where the highest level of education was recorded, 61% (17,989) had achieved an NFQ level equivalent to 7 or higher.


As of 04 February 2024, 26,094 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.

As of 06 June 2024, 19,275 arrivals from Ukraine were living in local authorities/IRC/DCEDIY pledged accommodation of which 7,979 were living in accommodation under the ‘Offer a Home’ scheme. Top 3 counties of residence continue to be Dublin, Donegal and Cork.

Additional key findings identified by the CSO

Of all arrivals since 04 March 2022 to 02 June 2024, 76% had activity in administrative data after 30 March 2024, 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.


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