List user created schemas in PostgreSQL database

This query returns list of user created, non-temporary schemas.


select s.nspname as table_schema,
       s.oid as schema_id,
       u.usename as owner
from pg_catalog.pg_namespace s
join pg_catalog.pg_user u on u.usesysid = s.nspowner
where nspname not in ('information_schema', 'pg_catalog', 'public')
      and nspname not like 'pg_toast%'
      and nspname not like 'pg_temp_%'
order by table_schema;


  • schema_name - name of a schema
  • schema_id - id of a schema
  • owner - owner of a schema (default user who made a schema)


  • One row represents one schema
  • Scope of rows: all user created, non temporary schemas
  • Ordered by schema name

Sample results

User created schemas in our pagila repository:

Here is a view of user created schemas in pgAdmin (includin public)

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