A new international report has shown that Ireland has the most educated immigrants in the EU.
The new figures have also shown that foreign-born individuals in Ireland are educated to a higher level than those native-born in the country.
It was found that 48% of immigrants in Ireland had been ‘highly’ educated (meaning they had acquired a third-level qualification) – a higher level than anywhere else in the EU.
In comparison, only 35% of the native-Irish population were shown to be ‘highly’ education – with 27% considered to have a ‘low’ level of education.
Only 20% of immigrants were counted as having a ‘low’ level of education.