Integrated Data Research


The Integrated Data Analytics team is a research unit focussed on research into complex issues affecting Australians throughout their lives and how the department's policies and programs help overcome these issues.

The department is a member of the Multi-Agency Data Integration Project and is undertaking a range of research projects using integrated data, cross-portfolio and academic collaboration to improve the well-being of Australians. A number of these projects were funded by the Data Integration Partnership for Australia 

Completed projects include:

Projects currently underway

The team is currently leading two research projects:

  • Measuring the social return on investment from education and training. The project aims to develop estimates of average social return on investment from tertiary education (apprentices and university graduates) to better understand the distributional impacts of tertiary education.
  • The first five years: What makes a difference? Identifying policy levers across early childhood education, health and welfare for improving children’s start to life. The project aims to understand the effects of health and socio-economic factors that drive developmental vulnerability in children starting school and identify particular interventions or protective factors that can improve these outcomes.

Please contact the department on if you would like to find out more about any of these projects.


The following is a list of all the news items that are associated with Integrated Data Research.

International students’ glowing report card for Australia

News | 23 February 2017

Key findings released today by the department have found overwhelming support for Australia as a destination of choice for international students. ...

Australia attracts international students

News | 29 February 2016

Figures released today show that almost half a million international students from nearly two hundred countries were studying in Australia in 2015 – clearly demonstrating Australia as a world-class destination for overseas students.