Market Understanding

Economic Impact Studies

Quantify the value of international students to a destination, city, or local community. Impact data helps policymakers optimise their support activities and regulatory approaches.

Who is this service for?

Associations and study consortia
Education providers

Key features

What can you expect?


international education sector market value calculation

Direct and indirect

monetary contribution to the
local and national economy

Knock-on effects

on institutions and community
and future benefits

Data-driven input

that prompts supportive changes in regulatory frameworks


What is included?

Independent market value calculation based on proven sector-specific methodologies Comprehensive evaluation of the sector's contribution in terms of both monetary and non-monetary benefits Inclusion of direct, indirect, and induced spending for the most comprehensive financial assessment
Contribution of the sector to job creation and the social fabric of a city or destination Evaluation of missed opportunities and future benefits,
such as progression to further studies or skilled migration
Advisory on how to optimise existing regulations to boost the sector's economic output

Case study

Economic Impact of Covid-19 on the ELICOS Sector in Australia


2020 & 2021


English Australia


This study quantified the Covid-19 pandemic’s direct and future impacts on the international education export industry in Australia, covering all ELICOS students regardless of visa type.

The client opted for a broader economic impact calculation to factor in the knock-on effect on students for whom ELICOS is a gateway to continued academic studies in Australia.

The results showed that the immediate losses will extend into other areas of Australia’s international education industry, including higher education and VET.

Thanks to our long-term industry experience, market knowledge and intelligence, and professional and results-driven staff, we are more time- and cost-efficient than our clients could be.




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