South Australia’s Strategic Plan is comprised of 100 targets. These targets are specific and measurable and enable us to measure our progress towards achieving the Plan’s visions and goals.

Each target is reported on through this section of the website. Data is analysed and uploaded as it becomes available.


90. Share of overseas students:

Increase the number of overseas students across all education and training sectors from 13 737 in 2003 to 45 000 by 2014

Key Measure


Explanatory Comments

As at December 2015, 32,089 international students enrolled to study in South Australia, an increase of 5% from the previous 12 month period and a 6.47% decrease from the peak international student enrolment of 34,310 in 2011.

Between 2003 (the baseline year) and 2015 the number of international students in South Australia increased from 13,737 to 34,310.

The international student enrolment target of 45,000 in 2014 will not be achieved.

Lead Agency

Department of State Development