Department of State Development

08 Nov 2019 International education

SA international student growth rates continue to beat national average

New data indicates South Australia’s international student enrolments remain well ahead of the national growth rate average, with figures from the first eight months of 2019 easily exceeding the entire enrolments of 2018.

The data shows international student enrolments are up 14 per cent in South Australia compared to 9.5 per cent nationally, with state enrolments currently at 39,596 – contributing an estimated $1.8 billion to the state’s economy.

A breakdown of enrolments saw 32 per cent growth in the vocational education and training (VET) sector and 15 per cent growth in the higher education sector.

South Australia’s school sector is also on the rise, growing by 1 per cent, while at the national level, the school sector’s enrolments declined by close to 4 per cent, giving the state’s school sector a bigger share (11.1 per cent) of total international school student enrolments in Australia.

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