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.
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.
- Full Project title: Australian and New Zealand Leaders, Elections and Democracy Data Asset