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University Student & Staff Numbers

Australian Universities and their counterparts report statistical information to Government agencies and these statistics may be used to provide a basis for software licensing.

There are several advantages to this method:

  • Figures are reported by an independant body.
  • The figures provide an accurate representation of the relative sizes of Member Institutions.

This page provides an overview of figures currently being used, summarises the figures and provides them in a manageable format.

2014 Figures Per Australian University Member

Institution HDR Student Total Staff
[Count Type] [EFTSL] [EFTSL] [FTE]
Australian Catholic University 293 21,519 2,018
Bond University 155 5,495 794
Central Queensland University 248 12,300 1,129
Charles Darwin University(b) 216 6,132 637
Charles Sturt University 445 22,018 2,492
Curtin University 1,495 35,310 4,028
Deakin University 1,147 35,272 3,970
Edith Cowan University 415 17,272 1,742
Federation University Australia 183 9,759 1,228
Flinders University 777 16,428 2,478
Griffith University 1,509 33,058 4,417
James Cook University 619 16,471 2,136
La Trobe University 1,073 27,436 3,112
Macquarie University 1,525 28,691 2,988
Monash University 3,245 52,992 7,335
Murdoch University 534 16,392 1,687
Queensland University of Technology 1,652 34,740 4,652
RMIT University 1,439 45,475 3,486
Southern Cross University 250 9,148 1,101
Swinburne University of Technology 650 22,131 1,990
The Australian National University 2,133 15,587 4,220
The University of Adelaide 1,707 21,386 3,872
The University of Melbourne 3,488 42,637 8,075
The University of New England 460 11,659 1,361
The University of New South Wales 3,292 39,597 6,989
The University of Notre Dame Australia 1121 9,127 791
The University of Queensland 146 39,963 7,795
The University of Sydney 3,165 43,265 7,492
The University of Western Australia 1,593 21,093 4,091
University of Canberra 381 11,731 1,157
University of Newcastle 880 25,582 3,122
University of South Australia 342 22,495 3,123
University of Southern Queensland 3,639 14,385 1,651
University of Tasmania 960 18,901 2,816
University of Technology, Sydney 1,102 27,747 3,089
University of the Sunshine Coast 202 7,962 1,021
University of Western Sydney 685 32,912 3,315
University of Wollongong 1,285 23,502 2,725
Victoria University 557 20,013 1,814
Totals 45,008 917,583 122,421

(b) From 2012 as a result of a collaborative partnership between Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education and Charles Darwin University which established The Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Education (ACIKE), the delivery of most undergraduate programs will be at Charles Darwin University.

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2014 Figures Per New Zealand University Member

University

Students (EFTS)

Staff (FTE)

Auckland University of Technology

19,582

2,204

Lincoln University

2,985

659

Massey University

18,680

3,013

University of Auckland

33,468

4,943

University of Canterbury

11,943

1,886

University of Otago

18,830

3,788

University of Waikato

9,904

1,483

Victoria University of Wellington

16,901

1,990

TOTALS

132,297

19,966

Source Data

Student data has been taken from the 2014 Department of Education statistics worksheet 2014_all_student_load.xls

HDR: Sheet 1, Column B + Column E
EFTSL: Sheet 1, Column M

Staff data has been taken from the 2014 Department of Education statistics worksheet 2014StaffFulltimeEquivalence.xls

FTE: Sheet 1.6, Column L

Statistics for New Zealand have been taken from the Universities New Zealand website (figures are for 2014).

Source data: http://www.universitiesnz.ac.nz/nz-university-system

Missing or Incorrect Data

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