Student Equity Data

There has been a substantial increase in the availability of data on student equity in Australian higher education in recent years. A core mission for us at the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) is to point to official data sources, and also present data in formats that support discussion and analysis of equity issues in Australia. This will take the form of listing key data sources, identifying important research areas and reporting on recent trends in student equity. In addition, this page will allow for the graphical presentation of student equity data through the NCSEHE’s data visualisation project.

Higher Education Student Equity Data Visualisation Project
The NCSEHE has initiated a project to visualise student participation and completion data for Australia’s higher education system. This will include an analysis of student data across:

  • All states and territories
  • Higher education providers
  • Student equity categories, and
  • Other factors such as mode of study and course enrolment.

The data visualisation function will allow practitioners, institutions, students, and policymakers to examine trends in higher education enrolment in Australia in recent years in the context of geography, be it urban, regional or remote, as well as their current equity group status. This will provide an important platform for examining trends in equity in higher education with a view to sparking and sustaining debate in new and creative ways.

We welcome expressions of interest from institutions and individuals who would like to collaborate on this project or provide suggestions and input into this project.

For a summary of recent trends in student equity in Australian higher education, please see the NCSEHE’s recent briefing note on the system’s performance between 2007 and 2012.