Undergraduate participation Data dictionary


Outcome area Education and learning
Priority Participation in tertiary education

Proportion of undergraduate higher education students with disability.

Most recent data


Baseline data



Domestic undergraduate students.


Number of domestic undergraduate university students with disability.


Number of domestic undergraduate university students.

Computation description

The number of domestic undergraduate university students with disability, divided by the number of domestic undergraduate university students.

Expressed as a percentage.


100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

  1. Includes domestic onshore students aged 15 and over only.
  2. Includes Table A (Public universities) and Table B (Private universities that receive Commonwealth assistance) providers only.
  3. The data collection method for Higher Education student data changed in 2020, including changes to detailed disability categories.
  4. Due to an issue related to implementation of the Tertiary Collection of Student Information (TCSI) System over its first year of operation in 2020, enrolment numbers for students with disability were substantially under-reported in the case of several universities. As it is not yet possible to correct this oversight, the entire series has been reported as received and the figures for some individual universities, and the aggregate figures for states and university sectors have been affected. This issue can be seen in the 2020 access, participation, and success indicators and the 2020 retention rates as reported in the 2021 data set. For this reason, caution should be taken when including 2020 enrolment data for students with disability in either annual, aggregate, or cross-institutional comparisons.


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