Higher Education Statistics

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The Department of Education Higher Education Group is responsible for the collection and dissemination of statistics relating to the provision of higher education at all Australian institutions.

Background to the collection of statistics

The department manages a comprehensive set of statistics referred to as the Higher Education Statistics Collection.

Data included in the Higher Education Statistics Collection relate to:

  • courses provided by higher education institutions;
  • numbers and characteristics of students undertaking courses;
  • student load;
  • completion of units of study and courses;
  • student liability status;
  • numbers and characteristics of staff in higher education institutions;
  • income and expenditure for higher education institutions;
  • research activity; and
  • undergraduate applications, offers and acceptances.

Dissemination of data from the Higher Education Statistics Collection

The department disseminates data from the collection through statistics publications, datasets, tabulations, extracts and analyses prepared for clients.

In addition, many reports and monographs produced by the department and other agencies contain data from the collection. The data are widely used by the department, other Commonwealth and State/Territory agencies, higher education institutions, researchers and individuals in the community as a whole.

Resources

The following is a list of all the resources that are associated with Higher Education Statistics.

Results

  1. 2004 Award course completions

    Created: 9 January 2014  |  Last modified: 14 March 2014

    Higher education award course completion tables for the 2004 full year. Award course completions are conferred after the successful completion of all the academic requirements...

  2. 2005 Award course completions

    Created: 9 January 2014  |  Last modified: 14 March 2014

    Higher education award course completion tables for the 2005 full year. Award course completions are conferred after the successful completion of all the academic requirements...

  3. 2006 Award course completions

    Created: 9 January 2014  |  Last modified: 14 March 2014

    Higher education award course completion tables for the 2006 full year. Award course completions are conferred after the successful completion of all the academic requirements...

  4. 2007 Award course completions

    Created: 9 January 2014  |  Last modified: 14 March 2014

    Higher education award course completion tables for the 2007 full year. Award course completions are conferred after the successful completion of all the academic requirements...

  5. 2007 Student summary

    Created: 9 January 2014

    Higher education student enrolment summary statistics for the 2007 full year.

  6. 2008 Appendix 4 – Attrition, success and retention

    Created: 9 January 2014  |  Last modified: 4 April 2014

    Higher education attrition, success and retention rate tables for the 2008 full year.

  7. 2008 Appendix 5 – Equity performance data

    Created: 9 January 2014

    Higher education equity performance tables for the 2008 full year. Equity groups include students that:...

  8. 2008 Award course completions

    Created: 9 January 2014  |  Last modified: 14 March 2014

    Higher education award course completion tables for the 2008 full year. Award course completions are conferred after the successful completion of all the academic requirements...

  9. 2009 All student load

    Created: 9 January 2014  |  Last modified: 14 March 2014

    Higher education all student EFTSL (Equivalent Full-time Student Load) tables for the 2009 full year. All students include commencing and continuing students.

  10. 2009 Appendix 2 – Equity groups

    Created: 9 January 2014  |  Last modified: 14 March 2014

    Higher education equity groups tables for the 2009 full year. Equity groups include students that:...

  11. 2009 Appendix 4 – Attrition, success and retention

    Created: 9 January 2014  |  Last modified: 4 April 2014

    Higher education attrition, success and retention rate tables for the 2009 full year.

  12. 2009 Appendix 5 – Equity performance data

    Created: 9 January 2014  |  Last modified: 14 March 2014

    Higher education equity performance tables for the 2009 full year. Equity groups include students that:...

  13. 2009 Award course completions

    Created: 9 January 2014  |  Last modified: 14 March 2014

    Higher education award course completion tables for the 2009 full year. Award course completions are conferred after the successful completion of all the academic requirements...

  14. 2009 Clinical psychology students

    Created: 9 January 2014  |  Last modified: 14 March 2014

    Higher education clinical psychology student tables for the 2009 full year. These tables provide information on students undertaking courses that lead to provisional...

  15. 2009 Commencing student load

    Created: 9 January 2014  |  Last modified: 14 March 2014

    Higher education commencing student EFTSL (Equivalent Full-time Student Load) tables for the 2009 full year. Commencing students are persons who have enrolled for the first time...

  16. 2009 Commencing students

    Created: 9 January 2014  |  Last modified: 14 March 2014

    Higher education commencing student enrolment tables for the 2009 full year. Commencing students are persons who have enrolled for the first time in a particular course at a...

  17. 2009 Dentistry students

    Created: 9 January 2014  |  Last modified: 14 March 2014

    Higher education dentistry student tables for the 2009 full year. These tables provide information on students undertaking courses that lead to provisional registration as a...

  18. 2009 Ethnicity related data

    Created: 9 January 2014  |  Last modified: 14 March 2014

    Higher education ethnicity related tables for the 2009 full year. These tables provide information on country of birth and language spoken at home.

  19. 2009 Indigenous students

    Created: 9 January 2014  |  Last modified: 14 March 2014

    Higher education indigenous student tables for the 2009 full year. Indigenous students are those who self-identify as being of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait...

  20. 2009 Liability status categories

    Created: 9 January 2014  |  Last modified: 14 March 2014

    Higher education liability status categories tables for the 2009 full year. These tables provide information on a student’s status for a unit of study (Commonwealth Supported...

  21. 2009 Medical students

    Created: 9 January 2014  |  Last modified: 14 March 2014

    Higher education medical student tables for the 2009 full year. These tables provide information on students undertaking courses that lead to provisional registration as a...

  22. 2009 Nursing students

    Created: 9 January 2014  |  Last modified: 14 March 2014

    Higher education nursing student tables for the 2009 full year. These tables provide information on students undertaking courses that provide for initial registration as nurses.

  23. 2009 Overseas students

    Created: 9 January 2014  |  Last modified: 14 March 2014

    Higher education overseas student tables for the 2009 full year. Overseas students includes students who have temporary entry visas, or are diplomats or a dependent of a...

  24. 2009 Teacher education students

    Created: 9 January 2014  |  Last modified: 14 February 2014

    Higher education teacher education student tables for the 2009 full year. These tables provide information on students undertaking courses that provide for initial teacher...

  25. 2009 Veterinary students

    Created: 9 January 2014  |  Last modified: 14 March 2014

    Higher education veterinary student tables for the 2009 full year. These tables provide information on students undertaking courses that lead to provisional registration as a...

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