Ireland Education Spending 1981-2021

General government expenditure on education (current, capital, and transfers) is expressed as a percentage of total general government expenditure on all sectors (including health, education, social services, etc.). It includes expenditure funded by transfers from international sources to government. General government usually refers to local, regional and central governments.
  • Ireland education spending for 2017 was 13.47%, a 0.06% increase from 2016.
  • Ireland education spending for 2016 was 13.41%, a 0.4% increase from 2015.
  • Ireland education spending for 2015 was 13.01%, a 0% increase from 2014.
  • Ireland education spending for 2014 was 13.02%, a 0.2% decline from 2013.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Education Spending (% of GDP)
Chile 21.31%
Andorra 18.96%
Hong Kong 17.84%
Iceland 17.69%
New Zealand 16.66%
Norway 16.01%
Cyprus 15.87%
Sweden 15.80%
Israel 15.72%
Switzerland 15.58%
Denmark 15.26%
Uruguay 14.94%
United Kingdom 14.19%
Australia 13.61%
Macao 13.48%
Ireland 13.47%
Malta 13.47%
Argentina 13.26%
San Marino 13.10%
Barbados 12.88%
Estonia 12.75%
Belgium 12.49%
Netherlands 12.19%
Slovenia 12.02%
Latvia 11.97%
Finland 11.87%
Lithuania 11.82%
Poland 11.06%
Portugal 11.06%
Germany 11.04%
Austria 10.95%
Spain 10.23%
Hungary 10.07%
Czech Republic 9.90%
Slovak Republic 9.76%
France 9.68%
Croatia 8.66%
Qatar 8.56%
Luxembourg 8.53%
Japan 8.38%
Italy 8.31%
Bermuda 7.77%
Bahrain 7.18%
Monaco 6.98%
Ireland Education Spending - Historical Data
Year Education Spending (% of GDP) Annual Change
2017 13.47% 0.06%
2016 13.41% 0.40%
2015 13.01% 0.00%
2014 13.02% -0.20%
2013 13.21% -0.50%
2012 13.72% 1.15%
2011 12.57% 3.28%
2010 9.28% -3.77%
2009 13.05% 0.03%
2008 13.02% -0.10%
2007 13.12% -0.31%
2006 13.43% -0.13%
2005 13.56% 0.03%
2004 13.53% 0.78%
2003 12.75% 0.38%
2002 12.37% -0.22%
2001 12.59% -0.80%
2000 13.40% 1.20%
1999 12.20% -0.22%
1998 12.42% -0.37%
1996 12.78% 0.20%
1995 12.58% -0.07%
1994 12.65% 0.76%
1993 11.89% 0.24%
1992 11.66% 0.37%
1991 11.28% -0.28%
1990 11.56% 0.76%
1989 10.80% 0.39%
1988 10.41% -0.06%
1987 10.47% 0.76%
1986 9.70% -1.39%
1985 11.09% -0.06%
1984 11.15% -0.32%
1983 11.47% -1.43%
1982 12.90% -1.69%
1981 14.60% -1.69%