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Statistics

Overview

Pocket Statistics

The Pocket Statistics provide an annual overview of student, staff and research statistics for the University of Adelaide, based on Australian Government statutory data collections. These are available for the following years:

 
Note: As from 2017 the naming convention used for the Pocket Statistics document has changed from the last year of data contained within the document to the actual year of publication. There is therefore no 2016 Pocket Statistics document - 2016 data is contained in the 2017 document.
As the Pocket Statistics is a companion document to the Annual Report, it is released only after the Annual Report has been tabled in Parliament - the usual release date is July.
 
For hard copies please contact Planning and Analytics.
 

Time series pivot tables of Student, Staff and Research Statistics

Additional summary level tables are available for student, staff and research activities.

  • Student Statistics
  • Staff Statistics
  • Research Statistics

For University staff, the Data Warehouse provides access to a wider range of data sources including the Australian Government staff and student data submissions for all Australian Higher Education Providers.


Go8 Executive Dashboard

A time series of performance data for the Go8 research intensive universities provides summaries of load, load funding, finance, staff, Course Experience Questionairre, Learning and Teaching Performance Fund and research data.

 

Student Statistics

University Entry Statistics

Time series of Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) and SATAC Application Preferences provide a summary of entry requirements and prospective student preferences for academic programs at the University of Adelaide.

Student Load, Program Enrolments and Completions Statistics

Time series of load, enrolments and completions are based on the University’s submissions to the Australian Government Student data collection.

The Definitions page contains information on all data fields and measures included in the tables which are presented in Excel pivot table format, enabling the user to view the data in many different layouts. If you have not used pivot tables before, please refer to the Pivot table help and instructions.

Student Retention Rates

Student Retention is one of a range of outcome indicators used to measure performance of institutions in the higher education sector. The methodology for both measuring current strategies and to increase understanding across the University of the complexities within retention measures is provided in the Student Retention Fact Sheet.

The Commonwealth Government disseminates retention data usually by 30 June each year through their website.  Commonwealth retention data is only provided at Bachelor level and only disaggregated by Citizenship or Equity Group. It has a two-year lag eg the statistics published in 2016 report 2014 commencing students retained in 2015. The next update is expected around July 2017.

Internal retention data can be calculated quicker than that provided by the Commonwealth. Annual Retained in University, Commencing Faculty and Plan reports are published each September and bi-annual Persist to Census data is published each April and September.

The latest internal retention data is for the retention of 2015 commencing students into 2016 produced in September 2016. The next publication dates will be April 2017 for Persist to Census and September 2017 for Faculty Retention Reports. 

These reports are best read in conjunction with the Student Retention Fact Sheet.

Staff Statistics

Time series of staff fulltime equivalents (FTEs) and numbers (persons) provide summary information about staff employed at the University, based on annual submissions to the Australian Government Staff data collection. The staff data is a snapshot of fulltime and fractional fulltime staff as at 31 March each year (numbers and FTEs) and casual staff over the whole calendar year (FTEs only).

The Definitions page contains details for all data fields and measures included in the tables which are presented in Excel pivot table format, enabling the user to view the data in many different layouts. If you have not used pivot tables before, please refer to the Pivot table help and instructions.

 

Research Statistics

Time series of research data provide summary information about research activities based on research income and publications data submitted to the Australian Government Finance Data Collection and the Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC). From the 2015 collection, Publications data was no longer part of the HERDC.

The tables are presented in Excel pivot table format, enabling the user to view the data in many different layouts. If you have not used pivot tables before, please refer to the Pivot table help and instructions.

Performance indicators established by the Australian Government are used in the allocation of research block grants pdf. (staff only)

 

Help, Definitions & Resources

Pivot table Help and data definitions

Many of the statistics tables in the Student, Staff and Research areas are presented in Excel pivot table format, enabling the user to view the data in many different layouts. If you have not used pivot tables before, please refer to the Pivot table help and instructions.

The definitions for many of the data fields in the University statistics tables can be found in the HEIMSHELP Glossary. Where the Australian Government submission data codes have been grouped together for University reporting, definitions are also provided.

For any queries Planning and Analytics has a team of area experts as listed below:

Business Area Planning and Analytics Staff Phone
Student surveys (CEQ/GDS/SES/GOS) David Hirst 831 30552
Research statistics Josh Keain 831 38386
University entry statistics Mary-Anne Craddock
831 36431
University MOS and rankings Russell Sayers 831 34719
Student and staff statistics Senaka Arachchi 831 34823
SELT/eSELT statistics Su-Teng Kok 831 33496

Overviews of the Australian Government data submissions

Overviews of the information in the help files relating to the Australian Government student and staff data submissions provide a summary of the contents of the submissions and the responsibilities of universities in providing the data to the Australian Government .

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