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AEDC Engagement Survey 2016 

We want to hear about your experiences with the AEDC. Please take a few minutes to complete our engagement survey.

Click here to access the survey and find out more about it.

  Survey will be live until COB Friday 14th October. ​​

If you would like further information about this survey or how the results will be used, please contact:

Dr Yasmin Harman-Smith at

We aim to support communities to bring
long-term benefits to children and their families

2015 AEDC Results

The 2015 AEDC results have now been released. A range of resources are available that examine emerging trends across the three collections.

Early Childhood Development

The AEDC can support early childhood educators as they play their crucial role in shaping children's development

Data collection and analysis

Australia’s only census of children in their early years provides a map of developmental outcomes


The AEDC findings can support communities and schools as they play their part in helping children get off to a good start

Key findings

Evidence about children's wellbeing in the early years 2015 report
  • Over 96% Children assessed
    That is over 300,00 children in 2015.
  • 1 in 5 Developmentally vulnerable
    Around 1 in 5 children were developmentally vulnerable in one or more domain in 2015.
  • 6 in 10 Indigenous children
    Indigenous developmental vulnerability has steadily decreased from 47% in 2009 to 42% in 2015.
  • 553 Communities
    The number of communities with an individual profile of AEDC results in 2015.