The AEDC census data provides a snapshot of children's development that can inform communities and support planning, policy and action.

To view data, use the search field above to view AEDC data in table and map formats for Australia, states & territories, communities and suburbs & towns. For additional data products go to downloads.

If you require access to customised data, visit information for Researchers.

How the data can be viewed

Search for community or suburb

Use the search above to view data for a community, suburb or locality


Tables contain summary AEDC data that can be compared across years and communities


Maps show geographical context and are available once you have selected a community

Additional data products

These products provide additional AEDC data covering Local Government Areas, Statistical Local Area and Statistical Area Level 2.

Go to downloads

What we are measuring

The five AEDC domains provide an insight at a community level into the learning and development needs of young children. The AEDC is also a useful predictor of future development and learning, indicating how well early childhood education programs have prepared them for future learning experiences.

The 5 AEDC domains

Physical health

Child is healthy, independant, ready each day

Social competence

Child gets along with others and shares, is self confident

Emotional maturity

Child is able to concentrate, help others, is patient, not aggressive or angry

Language and cognitive skills

Child is interested in reading or writing, can count and recognise numbers and shapes


Child can tell a story, communicate with adults and children, articulate themselves