March 2019 student enrolment data released
31 May 2019
The Department of Education and Training has released YTD March 2019 international student data. Key results include:
- Total enrolments increased by 11.1 per cent, while commencements increased by 9.6 per cent
- VET experienced the strongest growth in enrolments (16.4 per cent) and commencements (15.5 per cent), followed closely by higher education (13.3 per cent and 14.6 per cent respectively)
- Of the top 25 markets the three fastest growing were the Philippines (49.8 per cent), Nepal (46.1 per cent) and India (34 per cent)
- While China experienced its lowest growth rate in the last five years (5.5 percent), it still maintained the top spot in all sectors, except VET, accounting for 31.2 per cent of all enrolments.
MIP subscribers can view the latest data on the Student data dashboard, and a public monthly summary is also available on our website.
Data enquiries can be directed to IEdata@austrade.gov.au