The ANZLEAD data asset will bring together a number of political and social science data sources into a comprehensive, integrated collection covering four key populations required for understanding the dynamics of political activity in Australia and New Zealand.

The four key populations are: The voting public (voters, citizens and the Australian and New Zealand population); Political elites (candidates, parliamentary members and bureaucrats); Elections (federal and state election results and enrolments); and Electorates (geographic and administrative characteristics of Federal and State electorates). These collections are national in scope, extensive in time scale (ranging from Federation to the present day), and cover a significant breadth of the political science discipline.

1 ANZLEAD data asset
This project will bring together Australian and New Zealand political science data sources into a single integrated data asset.
2 ANZLEAD data portal
This project will make available the data asset through a new shared data access portal for the contributed datasets, together with query and analysis tools.

Core features

A shared data storage and access environment
This asset will be accessible to the research community around the world, and to the broader Australian and international population for education and civic participation purposes
A common reference model for key populations
Using shared, published vocabularies for core political and demographic information, based on authoritative sources (such as the Australian Electoral Commission, Australian Bureau of Statistics).

Who is this project for?

  • Political science and broader policy and research community
  • Australia and New Zealand voters
  • Government and policy-makers

What does this project enable?

The ANZLEAD data asset will bring together for the first time a comprehensive collection of national datasets in political science covering four key populations required for understanding the dynamics of political activity in Australia. These datasets were developed independently across the partner organisations, using bespoke vocabularies, identifier systems and data standards. The harmonisation and standardisation work undertaken as part of this project will enable researchers to find, access and integrate data sources in order to study complex problems in political science.

Handy resources

Australian National UniversityVisit
University of SydneyVisit
University of AdelaideVisit
University of MelbourneVisit
University of Western AustraliaVisit
Griffith UniversityVisit
University of Auckland,Visit
Victoria University of WellingtonVisit
Australian Electoral CommissionVisit