On 19 December 2022, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) released the eighth instalment of the Arrivals From Ukraine in Ireland Series. The figures related to the numbers of arrivals are based on PPSN allocations to people protected under the Temporary Protection Directive, as of the week ending 11 December 2022.
There have been 5,023 arrivals from Ukraine since the last CSO release, 6 November 2022, which brings the total number of arrivals to 67,448. This total is a 2% increase compared to the cumulative count from the previous week, and a 6% increase from the previous month.
CSO data shows that arrivals from Ukraine make up the vast majority of arrivals with protected status. In the week ending 11 December 2022, arrivals with Ukrainian nationality made up 98.4% of all arrivals with nationalities with protected status.
Women and men, aged 20 and over, account for 46% and 20% respectively of arrivals to date, while individuals aged 0-19 (both male and female) make up for 34% of arrivals.
The CSO reports a slight increase in the total number of arrivals from Ukraine with earnings from employment as compared to the previous month. The average weekly earnings has also risen slightly from the previous month to 421 per week, with 79% of earners being over 25 years of age.
In November, the most common sector for employment was Wholesale, Transport, and Accommodation at 51%, followed by the Financial, Real Estate, and Administrative sector at 15%, and the Industry sector at 14%.
Additional key findings identified by the CSO include:
- Of the arrivals from Ukraine, 87% showed activity in administrative data after 30 September 2022, based on data currently available to the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
- Of all arrivals to date aged 18 and over, 62% of males and 47% of females stated their marital status was married or cohabiting.
- There were 13,619 arrivals enrolled in further education and training courses on 01 December 2022, of which 11,648 enrolled in further education English language courses.
- As of 11 December 2022, 69% (or 16,785 persons) of the arrivals that attended employment support events arranged by Intreo Public Employment Services, noted that English language proficiency was a challenge in securing employment.
- Of the 24,164 arrivals who attended an Intreo event, 14,674 had recorded previous occupations, with Professionals being the largest group at 32%. Of the 19,103 persons where the highest level of education was recorded, 65% had achieved an NFQ level equivalent to 7 or higher.
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