The table and two pie charts provide information about the figures for university students who did research in Australia in two years namely, 2001 and 2010.
It is interesting to note that the number of both local and international research students in 2010 was considerably higher than that in 2001. Also, there were variations in the proportion of male and female students in both types.
In 2001, there were over 5,100 international students researching, which was under one thirds of the figure in 2010. The number of international research students in 2001 and 2010 was dramatically lower than that of local ones, with 33, 657 and 39, 448 students respectively.
In terms of gender, the percentage of female international students was seen as the lowest with 4% in 2001 while the figure for male and female local ones remained the same with 43%. In 2010, the proportion of female international students was fractionally smaller compared to that of male ones, whereas the reverse was true with local research students.