The international student crisis is causing a population shock that is only going to get worse, a new report (PDF) by the Mitchell Institute has found.

The education policy think tank estimates over 300,000 fewer international students — half the pre-coronavirus numbers — will be in Australia by July 2021 if travel restrictions remain in place. The pandemic has already cut the number of international student who would normally be in Australia by over 210,000.

The report, Coronavirus and International Students (PDF), uses the latest data to map the impacts on international student numbers across Australia’s cities.

Read the full article, including detailed interactive maps, on The Conversation.