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28 Jun 2022

New CSO data reveals total number of PPSNs issued to Ukrainian refugees in Longford

New CSO data reveals total number of PPSNs issued to Ukrainian refugees in Longford

New CSO data reveals total number of PPSNs issued to Ukrainian refugees in Longford

New data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) has revealed the number of PPSNs issued to Ukrainian refugees in Longford.

According to last Friday's release, titled 'Arrivals from Ukraine in Ireland', 214 PPSNs (Personal Public Service Number) have been issued to refugees from Ukraine across Longford's three Municipal Districts under the Temporary Protection Directive. 

One hundred and thirty-eight people in Longford have received their numbers, as well as 46 in Ballymahon and 30 in Granard.

Nationally, 35,670 refugees from Ukraine have received Personal Public Service Numbers PPSNs to date. 

Two hundred and fourteen refugees in Longford have received PPSNs, along with 399 in Carlow, 564 in Leitrim (59 in Carrick on Shannon MD; 393 in Ballinamore MD and 112 in Manorhamilton MD), 1,196 in Limerick, 511 in Laois, 962 in Louth, 1,122 in Mayo, 999 in Meath, 266 in Monaghan, 350 in Offaly, 353 in Roscommon (8 in Athlone MD; 152 in Roscommon MD and 193 in Boyle MD), 427 in Sligo, 680 in Cavan (231 in Ballyjamesduff MD; 314 in Cavan / Belturbet MD and 135 in Bailieborough-Cootehill MD), 582 in Tipperary, 984 in Waterford, 657 in Westmeath (27 in Moate MD; 319 in Athlone MD; 101 in Kinnegad MD and 210 in Mullingar MD), 1,347 in Wexford, 1,370 in Wicklow, 2,452 in Clare, 3,442 in Cork, 1,471 in Donegal, 1,922 in Galway, 2,649 in Kerry, 648 in Kildare, and 557 in Kilkenny. 

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According to CSO statistician, Karola Graupner, local post office addresses are being used as proxies for places of residence of Ukrainian refugees. 

Speaking about the 'Arrivals from Ukraine in Ireland' release, she said, "This is the second in a series of releases by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) providing insights into Ireland’s response to the Ukrainian crisis. This release includes an analysis of Ukrainian arrivals who are availing of support and services from the Department of Social Protection, as well as providing insights into primary and secondary school enrolments overseen by the Department of Education. 

"Our analysis also shows that the rate per 100 of the population ranges across all LEAs (Local Electoral Areas) in the country from 0.03% to 7.10%. The LEA with the highest rate is Ennistymon in Clare while the LEA of Drogheda Rural in Louth had the lowest rate in the country."

Data also revealed women aged 20 and over account for over 48% of arrivals to date, while individuals aged 0-19 (both male and female) account for 37%. 

The highest percentage of those arriving (42% or 14,929 individuals) were categorised as 'One parent with children', however the report notes that spouses and or partners may have stayed in Ukraine. 

As of June 7 2022, 70% of the 6,824 Ukrainian children enrolled in school were in primary education while 30% were in secondary education. 

The average time between the allocation of a PPSN to enrolment in primary or secondary school was just over two weeks.

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