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The Secondary Education industry covers education at the secondary level, consisting of a 3-year junior cycle, generally started at the age of 12, followed by a 2-year or 3-year senior cycle depending on whether an optional Transition Year is taken following the Junior Certificate examination. The majority of secondary schools are state funded, meaning industry revenue is highly dependent on the level of government funding. Independent schools account for approximately 10% of schools in Ireland and generate revenue through a combination of tuition fees and a state subsidy.Demand for secondary schools is strongly influenced by the size of the school-age population, which has grown over the period in line with population growth...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
€3bn
Annual Growth 14-19
4.4%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
37,830
Businesses
497
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Revenue is expected to increase as state funding rises in line with population growth
  • The Department of Education and Skills has built more schools to keep up with demand
  • The addition of new subjects is likely to add to shortages of teachers over the coming period
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Secondary Education industry is highly dependent on government funding, and so movements in revenue are typically associated with shifts in central funding. Over the five years through 2019, changes to the gross expenditure allocation for the Department of Education and Skills has led to volatility in industry revenue, with revenue growth of 22% in 2017 being followed by a decline in revenue in 2018. The majority of students in Ireland attend a publicly funded secondary school, although a small proportion attend independent schools, which generate income from tuition fees and donations, in addition to a state subvention. A r...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Secondary Education Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Secondary Education Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Proximity to transport
  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Public sector funding for pre-tertiary education and Population aged 10 to 19 years in the Secondary Education industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Secondary Education in Ireland Industry?

    The industry covers education at the secondary level. Second-level education consists of a 3-year junior cycle, generally started at the age of 12, followed by a 2-year or 3-year senior cycle depending on whether an optional Transition Year is taken following the Junior Certificate examination. The majority of secondary schools are state funded, but the industry also includes privately funded independent schools.

    Industry Products
  • Voluntary secondary schools
  • Community and comprehensive schools
  • Other schools
  • Industry Activities
  • Operating state funded secondary schools
  • Operating privately funded independent schools
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Public sector funding for pre-tertiary education
  • Population aged 10 to 19 years
  • Number of students in secondary education
  • Gross disposable income of households

  • Current Performance
    Industry structureStrong demandPublic school profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    School shortagesGovernment fundingEuropean influx
  • Table: Secondary Education Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Secondary Education Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Book Retailers in Ireland
  • Bus & Tramway Operations in Ireland
  • Computer & Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing in Ireland
  • Food-Service Contractors in Ireland
  • General Building Cleaning in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Voluntary secondary schools
  • Community and comprehensive schools
  • Other schools
  • Chart: Secondary Education Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Pupils aged between 12 and 15 years
  • Pupils aged 16 and over
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Secondary Education Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Other Costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Secondary Education

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Secondary Education Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Secondary Education Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Secondary Education Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Marketing (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Gaeltacht
  • Gaeltacht is an Irish-language word for any primarily Irish-speaking region.
  • Jesuit
  • A member of the Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic organisation.
  • Junior Certificate
  • The Junior Certificate examination is taken after three years in post-primary education.
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