Data sources

The reported data come from a lot of different sources. Some information is collected by Australian, state and territory government departments and agencies as part of the services they provide. Other information is collected through surveys.

This section includes a page for each data source that provides information about:

  • Collection frequency – how often the data are collected
  • Description of data source – what/who is included in the source data
  • Definitions – what important things mean in the source data such as ‘disability’ and ‘cultural and linguistic diversity (CALD)’.
  • Notes – to help understand any limitations.