UNMET DEMAND SURVEY, HIGHER EDUCATION
(Applications, Offers and Acceptances of Undergraduate University Places)
Policy & Analysis section
GPO Box 1142 Canberra ACT 2601
Telephone (02) 6285 8100
Universities Australia (UA) reported each year from 2001 to 2008 on applications for undergraduate university courses, and provided data for the purposes of assessing future trends in demand for university places. UA presented analyses of the number of eligible domestic applications, offers received and offers accepted by State, field of education and Year 12 Tertiary Entrance Ranks (TERs). Using this information, Universities Australia estimated the underlying level of ‘unmet demand’ for higher education places.
Only eligible domestic applicants for undergraduate places. An “eligible Year 12 applicant” was one who has gained an Interstate Transfer Index (ITI) of 53.00 or better from their Year 12 score. All “Other” applicants (non-Year 12 applicants) were considered eligible for undergraduate university courses.
Commenced in January of each academic year. First-round offers are made in January, with successive rounds during February.
Frequency of Collection
Method of Collection
UA collated data on domestic applicants for undergraduate university courses from the Tertiary Admission Centres (TACs) in each State, with the ACT incorporated in NSW data, and the NT incorporated in SA data.
April of the reference academic year.
Report on Applications, Offers and Acceptances of Undergraduate University Places, freely available from the UA website.
Information is available for Australia and the six state-territory groupings.
Data in other forms may be available on request.
Application basis (Year 12, Other)
Home state or Interstate application
Offer received, Not received
Field of education
Acceptance status (offer Accepted, Not accepted)
Preference level (First preference, Other preference)
State offering place
Unmet demand estimate
Data are available from 2001 to 2008, inclusive. From 2009 onwards, the UA collection has been replaced by the DEEWR 'University Applications' collection (see preceding entry, this Directory).