Australian Government data integration and analysis project

Date published:
1 June 2018

The most effective government policies, programs and services are informed by accurate, high quality data. The Australian Government’s data resides in many locations across agencies, making it hard to find and use for policy research.

The Data Integration Partnership for Australia (DIPA) was a whole-of-government collaboration that aimed to make better use of administrative data. It received funding from 2017 to 2020.

Our department:

  • contributed to original economic research with whole-of-government policy applications
  • played a leadership and coordination role for DIPA’s analytical hub, Economic Data and Analysis Network (EDAN).

Data Integration Partnership for Australia

The government is investing in DIPA to make better use of the government’s data assets. Through data integration and analysis, DIPA creates new insights into important and complex policy questions.

The DIPA builds on progress made by government data integration projects such as the:

Economic Data and Analysis Network

DIPA established a number of analytical hubs with a focus on economics, environment, education and social services. EDAN was one of these.

EDAN supported DIPA’s vision by:

  • identifying data assets for integration
  • conducting policy-relevant research using integrated data
  • collaborating with partner agencies to build analytical capacity
  • exploring new analytical techniques
  • actively sharing EDAN research
  • expanding the network of EDAN researchers.

EDAN research products

Our data and research included:

EDAN partner agencies

  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Australian Taxation Office
  • Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
  • Department of Jobs and Small Business
  • IP Australia
  • Productivity Commission
  • Reserve Bank of Australia
  • The Treasury
  • Data61.