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:
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.
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.
- 2012-2016 Student Enrolments (persons) Time Series
- 2012-2016 Student Load (EFTSL) Time Series
- 2012-2016 Student Program Completions Time Series
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 e.g. the statistics published in 2017 report 2015 commencing students retained in 2016. The next update is expected around July 2018.
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 2016 commencing students into 2017 produced in September 2017. The next publication dates will be April 2018 for Persist to Census and September 2018 for Faculty Retention Reports.
- 2016 Faculty Domestic Retention Report (staff only)
- 2016 Faculty International Retention Report (staff only)
These reports are best read in conjunction with the Student Retention Fact Sheet.
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).
- 1995 - 2017 Full-time, Fractional Full-time and Casual Staff (FTE) pivot table
- 1995 - 2017 Full-time and Fractional Full-time Staff (Number) pivot table
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.
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.
- Research Income time series (1998-2016)
- Publications time series (1998-2014)
- Research Block Grant Funding time series (2002-2017)
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.
Fact sheets on Research Block Grants are also available:
- About Research Block Grants (staff only)
- Estimated return in dollars for each performance indicator (RBG Metric Returns (staff only)
- How HDR Completions are allocated to Schools (staff only)
- How HDR Load is allocated to Schools (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 (QILT)||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||Josh Keain||831 38386|
|SELT 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 .
- Australian Government Student Data Submissions - Overview
- Australian Government Staff Data Submissions - Overview
- Background information on the ABS Level of Education & Field of Education codes