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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.


Allowances paid based on personal and family circumstances

The Student Allowance rates are based on the personal and family circumstances of students (e.g. age of the student, income of the parent/s, and whether the students live with their parent/s or not).

From 1 January to 30 June 2019, Student Allowance recipients who were parental-income tested and lived away from home (17,328), students who were parental-income tested and lived at home (12,522), and single students who lived away from home (11,123) made up 77.5 percent of the total number of Student Allowance recipients.

SA family circumstances

Student Allowance recipients based on personal and family circumstances

Personal and family circumstances 1 January to 30 June Annual Change
2017 2018 2019 2017-2018 2018-2019
Students with parental-income tested allowance, living away from home 18,474 17,772 17,328 -3.8% -2.5%
Students with parental-income tested allowance, living at home 12,810 13,162 12,522 2.7% -4.9%
Single students living away from home 11,794 11,249 11,123 -4.6% -1.1%
Single students, with child/children 4,405 4,588 4,329 4.2% -5.6%
Single students living at home 2,561 2,744 2,557 7.1% -6.8%
Students in a relationship, with child/children 2,514 2,398 2,315 -4.6% -3.5%
Students in a relationship, no child 1,579 1,529 1,704 -3.2% 11.4%
Students in receipt of independent circumstances allowance 989 955 1,001 -3.4% 4.8%
Total 55,126 54,397 52,879 -1.3% -2.8%

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