Australia & Japan – The Stats

 

Australia and Japan have built a warm and stable relationship over a long period of time. Thanks to this partnership, many ties exist between the two countries in terms of trading, cultural exchange, education, migration, travel and so on. Let’s find out the details with the stats below!

 

Demographics  

Australia is 22 times bigger than Japan with only 19% of its population (about 60% of the population of Greater Tokyo).
   (2014 Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2014 Statistics Bureau)

27,269 Australian nationals (temporary residents staying for over 90 days or permanent residents) are living in Japan.
   (2013 Japanese Ministry of Justice)

Approximately 75,000 Japanese nationals are living in Australia (for a period of 3 months or longer).
   (2011 census)

 

 

Trade

Japan is Australia’s 2nd largest export partner.

     Australia’s major exports to Japan
     1. LNG (approximately $14 billion)
     2. Coal ($13.7 billion)
     3. Iron ore ($9.6 billion)
     4. Beef ($1.4 billion)
     5. Copper ores and concentrates ($1.3 billion)

Japan is Australia’s 3rd largest import partner.

     Australia’s major imports from Japan
     1. Passenger vehicles ($6.7 billion)
     2. Refined petroleum ($3.4 billion)
     3. Commercial vehicles ($1.2 billion)
     4. Rubber tyres, treads and tubes ($0.7 billion)

   (2013 Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)

 

Industry

Japan is Australia’s 2nd largest goods and services trading partner (recreational travel, transport and education).

Australia’s service exports to Japan are worth $2 billion and service imports from Japan are worth $2.3 billion.
   (2013 Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)

 

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In 2012-13, 244,600 people travelled from Australia to Japan, and 324,232 people travelled from Japan to Australia. (Top 6th).
   (2013 Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)

 


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Studying Japanese in Australia

Japanese remains the most widely studied language in Australian schools and universities.

Around 275,000 students study Japanese from primary to tertiary level, which ranks Australia fourth in the world in terms of the number of Japanese learners.
   (2013 Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)

There are 658 sister school relationships between Australia and Japan.
   (2013 Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trades)

Australian universities reported 473 formal partnership agreements with Japanese institutions.
   (2013 Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)

 

Australian Students in Japan

There are 391 students from Australia currently in Japan on a Japanese student visa.
   (2013 Japanese Ministry of Justice)

 

Japanese Students in Australia

     There are 7,884 students from Japan currently enrolled in Australian institutions.
      - 44% - English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS)
      - 26% - Vocational Education and Training (VET)
      - 18% - Higher Education

About 13,500 students from Japan have undertaken ELICOS study in Australia on visiting and working holiday visas.

Approximately 30,000 Japanese school students visit Australia on study tours every year.
   (2013 Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)