National outcomes

In total, over 333 000 research outputs were submitted by all 41 eligible higher education institutions for ERA 2010.

Outputs were submitted to 156 out of 157 4-digit FoR groups and all 25 2-digit FoR groups were evaluated.

The majority of outputs were submitted in 11 Biomedical and Clinical Health Sciences, followed by 09 Engineering.

Almost 40 000 full time equivalent staff were submitted, attributed to over 55 000 individuals, and research funding totalling $7.5 billion.

Submission breakdown by 2-digit FOR code

National outcomes graph
  • 01 Mathematical sciences: 3%
  • 02 Physical sciences: 4%
  • 03 Chemical sciences: 4%
  • 04 Earth sciences: 2%
  • 05 Environmental sciences: 1%
  • 06 Biological sciences: 7%
  • 07 Agricultural and veterinary sciences: 3%
  • 08 Information and computing sciences: 7%
  • 09 Engineering: 11%
  • 10 Technology (Mathematical, information and computing sciences: 1%
  • 10 Technology (Biological and biotechnological sciences): 0%
  • 11 Medical and health sciences (Biomedical and clinical health sciences): 14%
  • 11 Medical and health sciences (Public and allied health sciences): 6%
  • 12 Built environment and design (Engineering and environmental sciences): 0%
  • 12 Built environment and design (Humanities and creative arts): 2%
  • 13 Education: 5%
  • 14 Economics: 2%
  • 15 Commerce, management, tourism and services: 6%
  • 16 Studies in human society: 5%
  • 17 Psychology and cognitive sciences: 3%
  • 18 Law and legal studies: 3%
  • 19 Studies in creative arts and writing: 5%
  • 20 Language, communication and culture: 3%
  • 21 History and archaeology: 2%
  • 22 Philosophy and religious studies: 2%