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YTD October international student data now available

17 Dec 2019

The Department of Education has released YTD October 2019 international student data. Key results include:

  • Total enrolments increased by 9.8 per cent, while commencements increased by 7.8 per cent
  • VET had the strongest growth in commencements (16.6 per cent), followed by higher education (8.7 per cent) and ELICOS (0.9 per cent)
  • Declines in commencements were experienced by schools (down 8.5 per cent) and non-award (down 3.9 percent), with enrolments also falling in these sectors
  • Of the top 25 markets by enrolments, the three fastest growing were the Philippines (69.5 per cent), India (35.2 per cent) and Nepal (35 per cent).
  • China, India and Nepal accounted for 49.8 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.

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