The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) yesterday released short-term travel data, which showed that arrivals of international students collapsed to only 60 in May versus 28,090 in the same month last year:
In rolling annual terms, student arrivals collapsed by 121,220 (18%) from their January 2020 high:
Separate data from the Department of Education also shows that new international student enrolments in the year to April 2020 were 7.1% below the same time last year:
And this was driven by a sharp 28.0% decline in students from China:
With Australia’s international border now closed to all but permanent residents and citizens, international student arrivals will remain stunted for the foreseeable future.