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YTD November 2020 international student data available

01 Feb 2021

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment has released year to date (YTD) November 2020 international student data. Compared to YTD November 2019:

  • Total enrolments decreased by 6.9 per cent while commencements decreased by 21.3 per cent
  • VET was the only sector to experience growth in enrolments (up 9.6 per cent) and commencements (up 0.3 per cent)
  • Six of the top 25 markets by enrolments experienced increases
  • China, India and Nepal accounted for half (50.9 per cent) of all enrolments.

NOTE: The YTD November 2020 data should be interpreted with caution. Under the current unprecedented conditions an enrolment does not confirm if a student was in Australia at the time of reporting.

MIP subscribers can view the latest data on the Student data dashboard, and a public monthly summary is also available.

Data enquiries can be directed to IEdata@austrade.gov.au