International student numbers (the end is not as nigh)

Numbers are up on last year but China growth slows

There were 630 000 international students in Australia as of June, 12 per cent up on June ’18. Indians were up 38 per cent, to just under 100 000, with Nepalese numbers growing year on year by 42 per cent, to approach 50 000. However, markets for which great things are now expected, Brazil (4 per cent growth) and Vietnam (up 5 per cent) were around 25 000 each.

Chinese student numbers continued to grow, by six per cent, to around 280 000. However separate stats, on YTD June commencements demonstrate China commencements are slowing. Overall Chinese student starters in the six months to June ’16 were 55 000, 64 000 in ’17, 69 000 in ’18 and 68 000 this year.


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