What the AEDC means for Researchers
The Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) is a full-population census of children's health and development in their first year of full-time school.
The AEDC datasets provide an unparalleled coverage of this group, with national participation in excess of 96 per cent in both 2009 and 2012.
Researchers are using the AEDC data to answer questions about sub-population as well as population issues and many are using the AEDC to link to other health and education data sets.
AEDC research is contributing to policy, planning, service delivery and academic debates.