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Student Loans and Allowances: 2012
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  04 December 2013
Key facts

In 2012, compared with 2011:

  • Tertiary enrolments decreased to 421,764 – down from 430,392.
  • 201,180 tertiary students took out a student loan – down from 207,315.
  • The average amount borrowed in a year was $7,820 – up 2.5 percent.
  • 94,953 students received a student allowance – down 2.1 percent.

Graph, Student loan borrowers and proportion of students who borrowed, 2000 to 2012.  

Liz MacPherson 4 December 2013
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0665 
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