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 has been updated as at December 2017.

Target:

92. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics qualifications:

Increase the number of domestic students completing undergraduate qualifications in specified science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields of education by 15 percentage points to 3,600 students per annum by 2020



Key Measure

 

Explanatory Comments

In 2009 (the baseline year), there were 2,854 completions by domestic students for undergraduate tertiary qualifications in specified science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) narrow fields of education.

The latest 2016 data reports there were 3,657 completions by domestic students for undergraduate tertiary qualifications in narrow STEM fields of education, an increase of 803 (28.1%) from 2009.

STEM narrow fields of education include fields related to Mathematical Sciences, Natural and Physical Sciences, and Information Technology and Engineering.

Note:The original 2009 baseline data has been revised from 2,876 to 2,854 completions by domestic students as a result of a change to using a raw data set provided 

Lead Agency

Department of State Development

Disaggregated data

Gender
Indigenous Status