Migrants pursue HE at more than double the rate of locals
More than 80% of 18- to 20-year-old migrants from five Asian-language backgrounds were studying for a degree last year, compared to just 32.5% of those born in Australia and who spoke English at home. A further six language groups had participation rates above 70%.
Analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data shows that migrants, including many from refugee backgrounds, who take out citizenship have such a strong university participation rate that it elevates the national average. The ABS data shows that, overall, 35% of young people who are born in Australia go to university while the figure is 59% for those who arrived between 2001 and 2010.
Full report on the Australian Financial Review site