Student Disability Statistics

UoM Student Disability Types

Australian University Students

Key facts

  • 6.4% of Australian domestic students have a disability.
  • Between 2014 and 2017, the number of domestic students in Australia rose by 5%.
  • Between 2014 and 2017, the number of domestic students with a disability rose by 23%.
200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
All domestic students 728,553 799,531 845,002 875,913 921,186 972,292 1,013,831 1,035,474 1,055,274 1,071,448 1,071,9801,076,790
Domestic undergrad students with a disability 24,311 26,106 29,441 32,608 35,994 38,707 43,385 47,256 50,206 54,265 58,15761,349
Domestic postgrad students with a disability 6,561 7,530 8,661 9,503 10,499 11,372 12,220 12,763 13,511 14,276 15,07816,284
All domestic students with a disability 30,872 33,636 38,102 42,111 46,493 50,079 55,605 60,019 63,717 68,541 73,23577.633
% of domestic students with a disability 4.1 4.2 4.5 4.8 5.0 5.2 5.5 5.8 6.0 6.46.87.2

University of Melbourne Students

Key facts

  • Of the 7.2% of Australian domestic students with a disability, 79% are undergraduate.
  • Of the 7.2% of Australian domestic students with a disability, 21% are postgraduate.
  • Of the 6.5% of UoM domestic students with a disability, 53% are undergraduate.
  • Of the 6.5% of UoM domestic students with a disability, 47% are postgraduate.
200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
All UoM domestic students 32,680 32,928 34,379 34,804 35,771 37,074 38,136 39,178 39,620 39,910 40,13340589
UoM undergrad students with a disability 783 776 805 837 841 888 1044 1119 1122 1177 12591393
UoM postgrad students with a disability 331 361 435 557 709 810 974 1084 1182 1180 12271245
All UoM domestic students with a disability 1114 1137 1240 1394 1550 1698 2018 2203 2304 235724862638
% of UoM domestic students with a disability3.43.53.64.04.34.65.35.65.85.96.26.5

Source:

Australian Government, Department of Education and Training, Student Data - Equity Groups

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