The Australian Education Market by the numbers

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There is no shortage of data on the education marketplace – but finding a summary of the whole market is tricky. So I created one from trawling across the various government sites and statistical bulletins.

So here’s my ‘home movie’ version of the key numbers for the Australian Education Market, which summarises:

  • Total Australian government spend on education
  • Total number of schools, TAFEs and universities in each state
  • Mix of state, catholic and private schools
  • Total number of students in Australian schools, TAFEs and universities
  • The Top 10 Australia universities, by student size


What other data would be useful to have in here?

Total education budget – Productivity Commission Report on Education and Training 2010
TAFE budgets – NCVER Statistics
Number of schools – ABS
Number of TAFEs – NCVER
TAFE staffing – Productivity Commission
Higher Education staff – DEEWR
Higher Education students – DEEWR
Schools by State – ABS
Higher Education by state – DEEWR
TAFEs by State – NCVER

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