Australian Early Development Census

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

2018 AEDC Results

The 2018 AEDC results are now available. A range of resources will be available that examine emerging trends across the four 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 2018 report
  • Over 96% Children assessed
    That is over 308,000 children in 2018.
  • 1 in 5 Developmentally vulnerable
    Around 1 in 5 children were developmentally vulnerable in one or more domain in 2018.
  • 6 in 10 Indigenous children
    Indigenous developmental vulnerability has steadily decreased from 47% in 2009 to 41% in 2018.
  • 549 Communities
    The number of communities with an individual profile of AEDC results in 2018.