Share of population with a university degree in Australia 1989-2018

Over the past 20 years, the share of the Australian population that hold a degree at a bachelor level or above has more than tripled, reaching 27.3 percent in 2018. In Australia, the tertiary education sector comprises of both public and private institutions. The student body is comprised of both domestic and international students.

University graduate employment

Domestic students make up most of the graduates within Australia. Over half of the university graduates employed in the country were working in professional occupations in 2018. University graduates from pharmacy, rehabilitation and medicine study programs had the highest employment rate compared to all other fields. Dentistry graduates earned the highest median full-time salary of recent university graduates in the country.

International study landscape

International students are a rapidly growing segment of Australia’s tertiary education sector. The export income from international student activities amounted to over 20 billion Australian dollars in 2017. Chinese students accounted for the largest share of international student enrolments in the same period. Students completing their studies at Australian universities are attracted to the prestige of obtaining a degree at some of the best universities in the world. On top of that, graduates have the opportunity to enter the Australian labor market and to apply for a permanent visa in the country.

Share of population who hold a bachelor level degree or above in Australia from 1989 to 2018

Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Single Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Single Account

$39 $59 per month *
in the first 12 months
33% Discount until June 30th
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$468 / Year
$708 / Year

Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Source

Release date

November 2018

Region

Australia

Survey time period

1989 to 2018

Age group

15-74 years

Special properties

as of May

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account.

Single Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$59 $39 / Month *
in the first 12 months
Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract; Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Attending university in the U.S.: employment prospects and earning potential"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.