​Outbound Mobility - Past Years

Archived Data

Higher Education Sector Inbound Mobility | Outbound Mobility


2011

Number of students from Australia studying abroad: 20,906

Top 5 destinations and number of students from Australia studying abroad

Rank Destination Number of Students Percent of Total
1 USA 3,159 15.1%
2 China 2,009 9.6%
3 UK 1,812 8.7%
4 Canada 1,080 5.2%
5 Italy 953 4.6%

Source: Australia Government, Department of Education. (2014). Outgoing international mobility of Australian university students.


2010

Number of students from Australia studying abroad: 10,330

Top 5 destinations and number of students from Australia studying abroad

Rank Destination Number of Students
1 United States 3,267
2 New Zealand 2,996
3 United Kingdom 1,643
4 Germany 421
5 France 352

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics. (2012). Global Education Digest 2012. Montreal, Quebec: UNESCO Institute for Statistics.


2009

Number of students from Australia studying abroad: 9,968

Top 5 destinations and number of students from Australia studying abroad

Rank Destination Number of Students
1 United States 3,150
2 New Zealand 2,943
3 United Kingdom 1,647
4 Germany 347
5 Japan 326

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics. (2011). Global Education Digest 2011. Montreal, Quebec: UNESCO Institute for Statistics.


2008

Number of students from Australia studying abroad: 9,864 

Top 5 destinations and number of students from Australia studying abroad

Rank Destination Number of Students
1 United States 3,091
2 New Zealand 2,809
3 United Kingdom 1,610
4 Japan 337
5 Germany 328

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics. (2010). Global Education Digest 2010. Montreal, Quebec: UNESCO Institute for Statistics.


2007

Number of students from Australia studying abroad: 9,968

Top 10 destinations and number of students from Australia studying abroad

Rank Destination Number of Students
1 United States 2,859
2 New Zealand 2,750
3 United Kingdom 1,771
4 Germany 392
5 Japan 361
6 Sweden 314
7 Denmark 310
8 France 289
9 Canada 183 (2006)
10 Switzerland 75

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics. (2009). Global Education Digest 2009. Montreal, Quebec: UNESCO Institute for Statistics.


2006

Number of students from Australia studying abroad: 9,983

Top 10 destinations and number of students from Australia studying abroad

Rank Destination Number of Students
1 United States 2,906
2 New Zealand 2,742 (2005)
3 United Kingdom 1,607
4 Canada 420 (2005)
5 Germany 374
6 Japan 333
7 Denmark 265
8 France 256
9 Sweden 232
10 Switzerland 71

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics. (2012). Global Education Digest 2012. Montreal, Quebec: UNESCO Institute for Statistics.