Using your AEDC results

Using your AEDC results

The Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) is a population based measure of how children have developed by the time they start school. It looks at five areas of early childhood development domains: physical health and wellbeing, social competence, emotional maturity, language and cognitive skills, and communication skills and general knowledge.

This​ page will ​assist you to access and understand your community’s AEDC results. You will also find information on how to use the results to engage your community and plan actions to better support local children and their families.

Community-level AEDC results and other useful demographic information are reported publicly as data tables, maps and Community Profiles, and these can be accessed through the AEDC Data Explorer. ​

The resources below provide information on how the AEDC results can benefit communities in the planning and delivery of targeted actions to support local children and families. The resources available in this section include:

  • AEDC User Guides
  • Understanding the AEDC results fact sheet
  • Comparing results fact sheet
  • Introduction to the AEDC video
  • Informing your planning video
  • Understanding the data video
  • Additional data sources – to help you to get a more complete picture of your community​.

Who is your AEDC State/Territory Coordinator?

State and Territory Coordinators promote and support the AEDC across their respective jurisdictions. Their role is to liaise with a range of stakeholders at all levels of government, data managers, community leaders, schools, early childhood educators and researchers. 

Contact your State and Territory Coordinator to learn more about the AEDC results for communities in your jurisdiction. 

State and Territory

Coordinator Name

Contact Number


Australian Capital Territory

Anna Russell

02 6205 3542

New South Wales

Tim Keenan

02 9244 5​3​4​4

Northern Territory

​Joanna Walker

​08 8951 1604


Madeline Hagon

07 ​3513 5353

South Australia

  Myléne Warman

08 8226 1064


Christine Woolley

03 6165 5708


Cathie Nolan

03 9651 3539

Western Australia

Gail Clark

08 6206 2019

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Introduction to the Australian Early Development Census (HD)

The Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) is an Australian Government Initiative. It is a nationwide survey that shows how young Australian children have developed as they start their first year of full-time education. Find out more in the Introduction to the Australian Early Development Census video.