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International Student Data

Monthly summaries

The one-page monthly summaries show year-to-date enrolments of international students in Australia on a student visa. Summaries include volume and growth rates for enrolments and commencements, as well as analysis by sector and ‘top 5’ source market.

(Source: Australian Education International)

Enrolment graphs

Enrolment graphs present international student enrolments by sector in a monthly time series format. Month-by-month analysis includes information on enrolments, commencements, finishes and year-to-date totals.

Click on the images below to view the tables individually or download the full set of Tables 1 to 6 (pdf 154KB).

More detailed data are contained in the 'Detailed Tables' section.

  • Table 1: All Sectors
  • Table 2: ELICOS
  • Table 3: Higher Education
  • Table 4: VET
  • Table 5: Schools
  • Table 6: Other

(Source: Australian Education International)

Detailed tables

The detailed monthly tables expand on the information provided in the 'enrolment graphs’ section (Tables 1 to 6). Information includes monthly enrolments, commencements and year-to-date data. Monthly data adds new enrolments for the month to the number at the start of month.

Tables 7 to 12 contain enrolment information about each sector by top 10 nationalities and state/territory. These tables count the year-to-date activity up to and including the reference month.

Tables 13 to 26 contain enrolment information about each sector by pathways, provider type, state/territory, nationality, broad field of education and level of study. These tables are available to Market Information Package (MIP) subscribers only.

The data in the following tables is updated throughout the year resulting in some revision to previously published data.

(Source: Australian Education International)

Pivot tables

The pivot tables provide international student data in Excel spreadsheet form to enable easier analysis and data manipulation. Find below descriptions of the data variables provided in each table.

In an effort to reduce the size of downloads, a subset of the data from 2009 onwards was created (left column). The full time series from 2002 onwards are available as larger downloads (right column). Pivot tables are compatible with Excel 2003 or later.

Please contact mip@austrade.gov.au if you experience any technical difficulties.

(Source: Australian Education International)