Commonwealth Statistics

This area provides access to a number of key National Higher Education statistics and associated publications. If you experience problems downloading files of any kind, help is available.

Commonwealth Publications - Higher Education Statistics Collections

Selected Higher Education Statistics series include Finance, Research Expenditure, Staff, Students, Time Series - Students. The data relate to: courses conducted by higher education institutions; numbers and characteristics of students undertaking courses; student load; completion of units of study and courses; students' liabilities under the Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS); numbers and characteristics of staff in higher education institutions; income and expenditure for higher education institutions; research activity; and the educational profiles of higher education institutions.

Selected Higher Education Statistics
These tables are available as Excel downloads from the Commonwealth Publications web site. NB: This is an external link and will open in a new window.

Data Collection and Reporting Requirements
Requirements for provision of statistical data and CHESSN allocation: The Higher Education Student Collection. NB: This is an external link and will open in a new window.


Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

This publication is a reference document intended to provide a detailed account of the content and structure of ASCED and to assist with the interpretation of statistics classified to it.

Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED) 2001.

A directory of Training and Education Statistics. NB: This is an external link and will open in a new window.