HE students in 2020 lock-down states hit hardest

The 2020 Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey reports 9.5 per cent women unenrolled or withdrew from a course in Victoria, just ahead of NSW. 8.8 per cent left in the other states and territories.

The figures for males were marginally better, 8.2 per cent in NSW, 4.9 per cent in Vic and 5.5 per cent in the rest of the country.

More students in Victoria and NSW than the rest of the country also thought interruptions to study would delay course completion.