The place at which a student has been or is residing. Two categories of residence are to be distinguished:
- Semester/term residence - the residence in which a student lives during the semester or term. This may or may not be the same as the student's permanent home residence.
- Permanent home residence - the place a student regards as being their permanent home residence. This may or may not be the same as the student's semester/term residence.
Source: Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST), Analysis and Planning Unit