Stickin Around

Team Name: 
Some Guy from Perth and a Girl from Tassie

What factors impact on a student dropping out? By linking in more information to the Department of Education and Training's Higher Education Attrition Rates 2005-2013 data, we hope to add further knowledge that could inform Universities of some of the factors influencing drop out rates.

We have used data provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Universities Australia to understand how these trends have changed over time.

Used Datasets: 
Dataset Name: 
Higher Education Attrition Rates 2005-2013
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Department of Education and Training
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
This was the basis for identifying characteristics that have a higher drop out rate
Dataset Name: 
2014 Student summary time series
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Department of Education and Training
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
We combined this data with the Higher Education Attrition Rates data to associate the ratios with numbers of students studying in that time period
Dataset Name: 
Postcode 2011 to Statistical Area Level 3 2011
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Used to map the locations of Australian Universities to their SA3
Dataset Name: 
Australian Demographic Statistics
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Used for the SEIFA Distributions
Dataset Name: 
University Profiles
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Universities Australia
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Used to find the locations of each University Campus. This location was transformed into SA3 to see if living near a campus added to the retention rates.
Dataset Name: 
Selected Higher Education Statistics – 2013 Student Data - Appendix 4 - Attrition, success and retention
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Department of Education and Training
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Used for university pass rates and retention rates
Event Location: 
Canberra