Countries where impact is occurring
Institutions were given the option of including data on where the impact, described in the impact study, occurred. The institutions could list as many countries that were related to the location of impact. For analytical purposes, the data were grouped into geographical regions according to 1269.0 Standard Australia Classification of Countries, 2016, Australian Bureau of Statistics.
The table and chart show the frequency and spread of impact across the world, according to major geographical regions. Overall, the most frequently listed regions of impact were North-West Europe (23 per cent), Oceania and Antarctica (includes Australia) (22 per cent), and Americas (17 per cent). No country data were recorded for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research impact studies as, by definition, the impact was within Australia.