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AEDC - Language and Cognitive Skills (LGA) 2009-2018

This dataset contains information from the 'Language and cognitive skills (school-based)' domain of the Australian Early Development Censuses (AEDC) from 2009 - 2018. The data is based on 2016 Local Government Areas (LGA) boundaries.

The AEDC is a population-based measure of children's development as they enter their first year of full-time school, and takes place nationally every three years. It looks at five domains of early childhood development: physical health and wellbeing (plus three health sub-domains), social competence, emotional maturity, language and cognitive skills, and communication skills and general knowledge.

For more information visit the AEDC website: http://www.aedc.gov.au.

Please note suppression of AEDC data occurs when one or more of the following have been met:

  • Three or fewer children had been assessed
  • Fewer than fifteen children had valid AEDC scores
  • Less than two teachers had completed AEDC instruments for children in that location
  • AEDC instruments were completed for less than 80% of all non special needs children

Additional minor suppression's have occurred where necessary to preserve confidentiality of related suppressed cells.

Please Note:

  • AURIN has spatially enabled the original data: https://www.aedc.gov.au/data/downloads.
  • AEDC results for Unincorp. Other Territories (LGA code 99399) were split across two records in the original data, AURIN has excluded these results from this dataset.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

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Source https://portal.aurin.org.au
Last Updated September 5, 2019, 23:56 (UTC)
Created June 21, 2019, 06:29 (UTC)
License Data Licence (AEDC)
Aggregation Level lga2016
Attribute List Developmentally At Risk (%) 2009, Developmentally At Risk (%) 2012, Developmentally At Risk (%) 2015, Developmentally At Risk (%) 2018, Developmentally At Risk (N) 2009, Developmentally At Risk (N) 2012, Developmentally At Risk (N) 2015, Developmentally At Risk (N) 2018, Developmentally On Track (%) 2009, Developmentally On Track (%) 2012, Developmentally On Track (%) 2015, Developmentally On Track (%) 2018, Developmentally On Track (N) 2009, Developmentally On Track (N) 2012, Developmentally On Track (N) 2015, Developmentally On Track (N) 2018, Developmentally Vulnerable (%) 2009, Developmentally Vulnerable (%) 2012, Developmentally Vulnerable (%) 2015, Developmentally Vulnerable (%) 2018, Developmentally Vulnerable (N) 2009, Developmentally Vulnerable (N) 2012, Developmentally Vulnerable (N) 2015, Developmentally Vulnerable (N) 2018, Geometry, LGA Code, LGA Name, Number Of Children With Valid Scores 2009, Number Of Children With Valid Scores 2012, Number Of Children With Valid Scores 2015, Number Of Children With Valid Scores 2018
Attribution Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Australian Early Development Census, (2018): AEDC - Language and Cognitive Skills (LGA) 2009-2018; accessed from AURIN on [date of access].
Coordinate Ref. System EPSG:4283 (GDA_1994)
Copyright Notice © Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Australian Early Development Census 2019
Geometry Field wkb_geometry
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Type dataset
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