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: 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.

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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.