You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The graphs below show the enrolments of overseas students and local students in Australian universities over a ten year period.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
You should write at least 150 words.
The line charts compare students of Australian universities in terms of whether they came from Australia or other countries in ten years.
It is clear that the local students outnumbered those who were overseas ones. However, the figure of foreign students' enrolments are gradually increasing, which leads to the rise in the total number of overseas pupils.
Looking more closely, the commencing number of foreign people applying for Australian universities is around over 10 thousands in 2001 and the total figure is just approximately 20 thousands. Whereas, Australian pupils overwhelmingly studied in those universities with about 180 thousands freshmen and 400 thousands in total of both new and old students.
After 9 years, the data shows a significant change as both the number of two types of pupils sharply went up. More and more people opted for studying abroad, which makes the total figure of foreign students in Australian universities be four times as high as in 2001. In addition, although the number of commencing local students slightly fluctuated during the period of 9 years, the total number still increased dramatically with over 600 thousands in 2010.