Australian Department of Education Higher Education Group - Higher Education Statistics

The Australian Department of Education Higher Education Group is responsible for the collection and dissemination of statistics relating to the provision of higher education in all Australian universities.  The department manages a comprehensive set of statistics referred to as the Higher Education Statistics Collection.  Data included in the Higher Education Statistics Collection relate to:

  • courses provided by higher education institutions;
  • numbers and characteristics of students undertaking courses;
  • student load;
  • completion of units of study and courses;
  • student liability status;
  • numbers and characteristics of staff in higher education institutions;
  • income and expenditure for higher education institutions;
  • research activity; and
  • undergraduate applications, offers and acceptances.