January 2018 student data released, enrolments increase 10.6 per cent
03 Apr 2018
January 2018 international student statistics have been released by the
Department of Education and Training, with results showing continued growth
in students, enrolments and commencements.
Key results compared to January 2017 include:
- International students in Australia increased by 11 per cent to 421,702,
new commencements increased by 0.9 per cent to 44,468 and total enrolments
by 10.6 per cent to 428,966.
- The top three markets of China, India and Nepal accounted for just over
three quarters of the overall increase in enrolments – all experiencing
double digit growth (15.2 per cent, 11.9 per cent and 60.3 per cent
- The fastest growing top 50 markets (by total enrolments) included Nepal
(up 60.3 per cent), Mongolia (up 57.1 per cent), Colombia (up 30.3 per
cent), Chile (up 28.2 per cent) and Brazil (up 28.2 per cent).
- VET led percentage growth by sector with a 14.6 per cent increase,
followed by higher education (12.5 per cent), schools (9.2 per cent) and
ELICOS (1.5 per cent). Non-award enrolments experienced a small decrease of
6.9 per cent.
Things to note:
- Not all institutions commence in January. Enrolments for institutions
commencing in later months will be included in the upcoming monthly data
for February, March etc.
- The Department of Education and Training have discontinued their
enrolment graphs and detailed pivot tables. The latest data and full time
series are available by market, sector and state on the MIP Orbis
dashboards and in the student data pivot tables.
For further information please contact the MIP team.