According to the Australian Department of Education and Training (DET), total international enrolments increased by 12% in the year to October 2016, compared with the same period in 2015.
In the DET’s International Student Data survey, around three in four international students in the country came from Asia, with China being the largest sending market (28% of all enrolments).
Taking a broader view, the fastest-growing markets over the four years from 2013 to 2016 were India (+63%), Brazil (+65%), and Nepal (+58%).
In addition, DET reports that all Australian education sectors have seen growth through to October 2016, particularly higher education institutions (+13%) and vocational programmes (+12%) – which together accounted for 70% of all international enrolment in the year to October 2016.
More broadly, DET states that all sectors have seen growth from 2013, with total enrolment in Australia growing by 36% in the year to October 2016, compared with the same period four years earlier.
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