Charting the international student crash

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.

Leith van Onselen


    • MountainGuinMEMBER

      At least this ties the hands of the unis that want to open our borders to benefit only themselves while aussies cannot travel internationally.

      • It ultimately isn’t the universities themselves, it is the business interests that have taken over the universities. The boards of the universities are stacked with bankers and CEOs of major corporates. They control the universities as the pipeline to deliver future profits via Big Australia.

    • Arbitrary search and seizure of possession. Only a concern if you’ve got something you shouldn’t. Unlike the reverse risk calculation. I know which warning scares me more

      • TailorTrashMEMBER

        How dare Australian Border force seize dried bat, rhino horn powder ,packets of black fungus dogs testicles and other culinary and medicinal delights from being secreted in the bottom of visiting peasant Chinese grandparents luggage . How dare they indeed .

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