Integrated Data Research

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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 dab@education.gov.au if you would like to find out more about any of these projects.

Resources

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

Results

  1. Apprenticeship graduate outcomes Bricklayers

    Created: 15 June 2020  |  Last modified: 28 August 2020

    Graduate bricklayer outcomes five years after completion.

  2. Apprenticeship graduate outcomes Cooks

    Created: 15 June 2020  |  Last modified: 28 August 2020

    Graduate cook outcomes five years after completion

  3. Apprenticeship graduate outcomes Electricians

    Created: 15 June 2020  |  Last modified: 28 August 2020

    Graduate electrican outcomes five years after completion

  4. Apprenticeship graduate outcomes methodology

    Created: 28 August 2020

    Methodology applied to graduate apprenticeship outcomes factsheets

  5. Apprenticeship graduate outcomes Plumbers

    Created: 15 June 2020  |  Last modified: 28 August 2020

    Graduate plumber outcomes five years after completion

  6. Benefits of Educational Attainment Appendix

    Created: 12 August 2019

    Summary of other findings

  7. Benefits of Educational Attainment Introduction

    Created: 12 August 2019  |  Last modified: 5 September 2019

    This research provides evidence of the broad private and social benefits of education and training. While policy makers and researchers implicitly understand many of these...

  8. Better understanding the impact of health and social factors on student completion

    Created: 25 September 2020  |  Last modified: 28 September 2020

    Completing Higher Education - What makes a difference infographic. Please see the Completing Higher Education page for an online version of this fact sheet.

  9. Civic engagement, tolerance and trust

    Created: 12 August 2019  |  Last modified: 5 September 2019

    Higher educational attainment is associated with greater civic engagement, tolerance and trust

  10. Direct income measure of capacity to contribute

    Created: 15 August 2019

    This case study shows how the department used the Multi-Agency Data Integration Project to ensure non-government school funding is targeted at the student who need it most

  11. Employment and income support

    Created: 12 August 2019  |  Last modified: 5 September 2019

    Higher educational attainment is associated with higher labour force participation, higher likelihood of employment and lower use of income support

  12. Environmental conservation and advocacy

    Created: 12 August 2019  |  Last modified: 5 September 2019

    Higher educational attainment is associated with greater environmental conservation effort

  13. Financial stress

    Created: 12 August 2019  |  Last modified: 5 September 2019

    Higher educational attainment is associated with lower financial stress

  14. Guidelines for the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability 2018

    Created: 23 February 2018

    Information about which students to include, what information needs to be reported and when the information is required to be submitted is contained in these guidelines.

  15. Healthy behaviour

    Created: 12 August 2019  |  Last modified: 5 September 2019

    Higher educational attainment leads to more healthy behaviour including never smoking, meeting exercise guidelines and responsible alcohol consumption

  16. Income

    Created: 12 August 2019  |  Last modified: 5 September 2019

    Higher educational attainment leads to higher total incomes, more diverse sources of income and reduced reliance on the aged pension

  17. The economic impact of improving school quality

    Created: 1 December 2017

    The report presents the findings of research to quantify the economic benefit of lifting learning outcomes in Australia.

  18. Unpacking drivers of learning outcomes of students from different backgrounds

    Created: 29 November 2019

    This Deloitte Access Economics analysis uses Australian data from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY), Programme of International Student Assessment (PISA) and...

  19. Volunteers and donations

    Created: 12 August 2019  |  Last modified: 5 September 2019

    Higher educational attainment is associated with a higher prevalence of charitable behaviour such as voluntary work and making charitable gifts or donations

  20. Wealth

    Created: 12 August 2019  |  Last modified: 5 September 2019

    Higher educational attainment is associated with greater asset wealth