University statistics

Five-Year Key Statistics

Following are the available key statistical figures from The University of Melbourne in the last five years.

ATAR Scores 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Median ATAR 1 93.85 94.30 94.25 93.80 93.60
Student Enrolments (EFTSL) 2 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total Load (EFTSL) 38,243 40,445 42,637 45,431 48,088
Research Higher Degree 3,201 3,316 3,489 3,608 3,577
Postgraduate Coursework 12,517 14,984 17,208 18,430 19,751
Undergraduate 22,524 22,145 21,941 23,394 24,760
% Female enrolment 54.97% 54.68% 54.7% 54.99% 55.67%
International Load (EFTSL) 10,652 11,705 13,200 15,211 17,520
% International Students 27.9% 28.9% 31.0% 33.5% 36.4%
Commonwealth Supported Places (including RTS) 23,802 24,105 24,230 24,779 25,027
Award Completions 2 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Research Higher Degree (excl Higher Doct) 738 744 720 765 901
Postgraduate Coursework 7,419 8,266 9,545 10,298 11,069
Undergraduate 8,431 7,822 7,193 7,092 7,323
Total 16,588 16,832 17,458 18,155 19,293
Staff (FTE) 3, 4 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Academic 3,753 3,902 3,892 4,029 4,210
Professional 4,014 4,023 4,000 3,841 3,979
Total 7,766 7,925 7,892 7,870 8,189
Female to Male staff ratio (FTE) 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Academic staff (F:M) 46% : 54% 46% : 54% 46% : 54% 47% : 53% 47% : 53%
Professional staff (F:M) 64% : 36% 64% : 36% 64% : 36% 65% : 35% 64% : 36%
Research Performance Indicators 2 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Research Income ($million) 376 374 412 396 441
Research Publications (HERDC score) 7 5,044 5,150 5,118 4,370 4,767
Research Load (EFTSL) 3,201 3,316 3,489 3,608 3,577
Research Completions (excluding Higher Doc.) 738 744 720 765 901
Financials ($million) 5 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total Underlying Operating Income 1,675 1,751 1,892 1,977 2,150
Total Underlying Operating Expenditure 1,681 1,744 1,886 1,940 2,084
Underlying Operating Result 6 (6) 7 6 38 66
Underlying Operating Margin (%) (0.3%) 0.4% 0.3% 1.9% 3.1%
  1. Median ATAR for enrolled students, based on both Commonwealth Supported Place and international onshore Year 12 students.
  2. 2016 student enrolments, award completions and research performance indicators are estimates.
  3. Staff FTE includes continuing, fixed-term and casual staff.
  4. Employees correctly included in workforce data collections.
  5. Amounts represent University financial results excluding subsidiaries.
  6. Underlying operating result represents University’s accounting surplus less net discretionary investment income, infrastructure grants and endowment receipts.
  7. While the University continues to collect data on publications, its removal from the HERDC and RBG allocation formulae likely impacts quality of data captured through the University’s publication system. It is expected that the breadth of the publication collection will increase as the University prepares for the ERA 2018 submission.