Higher education in Australia

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Statista Dossier about higher education in Australia

This dossier presents facts and figures about higher education in Australia. It provides an overview of Australian higher education institutions, leading universities, the student population, as well as the economic contribution of the sector and graduate employment figures.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Number of people with a university degree in Australia 2010-2019

    • Share of population with a university degree in Australia 1989-2019

    • Share of workforce in Australia 2019 by qualification level

    • Proportion 20-34yo with a bachelor degree or higher in Australia 2019 by remoteness

    • Total number of people with an outstanding HELP debt in Australia from FY 2009-2018

  • 2. Universitiy rankings
    • Best Australian universities by Times Higher Education 2019-2020

    • Leading universities in terms of research quality and quantity Australia 2019-2020

    • Leading universities in terms of teaching quality Australia 2019-2020

  • 3. Infrastructure and resources
    • Number of universities in Australia 2020 by state

    • Student-to-staff ratio universities Australia 2019-2020 by leading university

    • Operating expenses on university education Australia 2009-2018

    • Leading occupations in the education and training industry Australia 2018

    • Student population living in university accommodation Australia 2016, by city

  • 4. Student population
    • Domestic university student population in Australia 2018, by state

    • International students enrolled in higher education Australia 2009-2019

    • Share of Indigenous Australians studying for a Bachelor degree Australia 2019

    • Domestic undergraduate enrolments in Australia 2018 by equity group

    • Attrition rates of domestic and international tertiary students in Australia 2018

    • University students Australia 2019-2020

  • 5. International students
    • International university students Australia 2019-2020 by leading university

    • International university student population in Australia 2018 by state

    • International students Australia 2018 by country

    • Most popular courses for overseas students Australia 2017

    • Net overseas migration arrivals in Australia 2005-2019 by temporary student visa type

    • Share of opinions on the numbers of international students in Australia 2020

    • Overseas students studying and living satisfaction Australia 2018 by education sector

  • 6. Postgraduate employment
    • Share of workforce with a bachelor degree or higher in Australia 2018 by industry

    • Share of recent university graduates employed full-time Australia 2018 by study area

    • Share of recent postgraduates employed full-time Australia 2018 by occupation

    • Importance of qualification for current employment undergraduates Australia 2018

    • Median graduate salary Australia 2018 by study area

    • Gender breakdown of labor force Australia 2015 by main field of study

  • 7. Degrees and courses
    • Breakdown of university student enrolments in Australia 2018 by degree type

    • Breakdown of higher education enrolments in Australia in 2018 by field of education

    • Average cost of a three-year undergraduate degree Australia 1985-2016

    • Total amount of outstanding HELP debts in Australia FY 2009-2018

  • 8. Revenue and funding
    • Leading universities in Australia 2018 by total revenue

    • Distribution of total university revenue in Australia 2018, by revenue source

    • Export income from international education Australia FY 2013-2019

    • Export income from international education Australia 2017 by country of origin

    • Major recipients of donations Australia 2016

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