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Student Allowances January - June 2019

For this report, a student is defined as a person who received at least one payment from StudyLink in the calendar year, up to the end of the specified reporting month. The data in this report are cumulative calendar year-to-date figures. All percentages are computed using actual data and rounded to the nearest one decimal point. Total percentages may not add to exactly 100 percent because of rounding effects. The last three years of data and annual comparisons are presented in summary tables, earlier figures are included in downloadable spreadsheets.


Education providers attended

From 1 January to 30 June 2019, there were 28,661 Student Allowance recipients enrolled in universities only.

SA education providers

Student Allowance recipients by types of education providers

Types of education providers 1 January to 30 June Annual Change
2017 2018 2019 2017-2018 2018-2019
University 28,776 29,071 28,661 1.0% -1.4%
Polytechnic 15,990 15,451 14,483 -3.4% -6.3%
Wānanga 2,268 2,031 2,039 -10.4% 0.4%
Private training establishment (PTE) 7,325 7,008 6,882 -4.3% -1.8%
Multiple and other providers 767 836 814 9.0% -2.6%
Total 55,126 54,397 52,879 -1.3% -2.8%

Note 1: "Multiple and other providers" includes combination/s of providers (e.g. university and polytechnic, PTE and university) that some students attended during the specified reporting period, and "Other" types of providers as listed in detailed Excel file.


Student Allowance paid to students by types of education providers

Types of education providers 1 January to 30 June Annual Change
2017 2018 2019 2017-2018 2018-2019
University $87,297,216 $115,315,596 $113,694,414 32.1% -1.4%
Polytechnic $59,563,502 $73,123,384 $68,938,417 22.8% -5.7%
Wānanga $9,777,497 $11,182,125 $11,557,577 14.4% 3.4%
Private training establishment (PTE) $24,804,312 $29,662,903 $30,005,193 19.6% 1.2%
Multiple and other providers $3,379,770 $4,963,800 $5,040,664 46.9% 1.5%
Total $184,822,297 $234,247,809 $229,236,265 26.7% -2.1%

Note 1: "Multiple and other providers" includes combination/s of providers (e.g. university and polytechnic, PTE and university) that some students attended during the specified reporting period, and "Other" types of providers as listed in detailed Excel file.

Note 2: Data does not include payments for Accommodation Benefit.

Note 3: Amounts are rounded to the nearest dollar.


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