The Australian National Child Health and Development Atlas will map data on children across Australia, enabling the visualisation, analysis, and monitoring of health and wellbeing metrics for children.

Child health and development is deeply complex, and is impacted by a considerable number of environmental, social, and genetic factors. It can also be captured across a number of disciplines with varying metrics for each medical, social and educational field. This project brings together groups across Australia who have created novel tools for data collation, visualisation and analysis for research, service planning, and policy development on child health and wellbeing. These tools utilise different products to map data in different jurisdictions and across different portfolios.

1 National child health and development data asset
A new national data asset incorporating Commonwealth, State and Non-Government Organisation data relevant to the health and wellbeing of Australian children.
2 Data visualisation platform
A national interactive platform will be available to enable the geospatial and temporal visualisation of child health and wellbeing indicators locally and nationally.

Core features

Data harmonisation
The Atlas will harmonise data management, sharing, privacy and governance processes across child health and wellbeing data providers and users. The data indicators in the Atlas will, as far as possible, align with the National Children's Headline Indicators published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) and Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY).
Improved access and discovery
The Atlas will improve accessibility and discoverability of key child health and wellbeing data collections at an area level across Australia and make them available in a visualisation platform to enhance their usefulness.

Who is this project for?

  • Research organisations
  • Researchers
  • Government agencies
  • Non-government organisations
  • Service providers
  • Advocacy groups
  • Community members

What does this project enable?

This project will provide visibility of the health, development and wellbeing needs of children across the country. This visibility will provide more specificity and utility of the data available for public policy investment and commissioning decisions with the objective to optimise government, non-government and industry funds to have maximum impact on the lives of children and families.

Telethon Kids InstituteVisit
Australian Research Alliance for Children and YouthVisit
Queensland HealthVisit
Commissioner for Children and Young People Western AustraliaVisit
Western Australia Department of Premier and CabinetVisit
Edith Cowan UniversityVisit
Curtin UniversityVisit
Thriving Queensland Kids PartnershipVisit
Australian Institute of Health and WelfareVisit
University of Western AustraliaVisit
Childrens Health QueenslandVisit
Murdoch Children’s Research InstituteVisit
University of New South WalesVisit
Torrens UniversityVisit
Western Australia Department of HealthVisit
Queensland University of TechnologyVisit
University of SydneyVisit
Strategic Momentum GroupVisit
Kids to Adults National AllianceVisit
Queensland Department of Housing and Public WorksVisit