The Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) is a nationwide data collection that occurs every three years. The 2018 AEDC collection marks the completion of the fourth and most recent national census.
AEDC School Profiles are released every three years to participating schools with 6 or more Prep student enrolments at the time of data collection. The AEDC School Profile provides an overview of school results and includes useful information on interpreting, using and sharing AEDC school data.
AEDC 2018 data
The fourth national AEDC data collection took place in schools from 1 May 2018 to 31 July 2018. Australia continues to be a world-leader in the measurement of early childhood development with the 2018 collection capturing data on more than 300,000 children across Australia.
School principals are notified via email with instructions on how to download their 2018 School Profile Addendum. The 2018 AEDC data is also available on OneSchool.
2018 AEDC Community data can be accessed on the
AEDC 2018 Queensland data snapshot report (PDF, 2.2MB) and the
AEDC Queensland Infographic (PDF, 538KB) provides a summary of the 2018 AEDC data for Queensland.
For further assistance, email the AEDC helpdesk or the Queensland AEDC coordinator.
What the AEDC data means for schools
The AEDC collection provides vital information for school planning and community collaboration to support children's early learning, development and transition to school.
The AEDC data can help schools to:
- plan and support children's
successful transition to school
- raise awareness of the importance of children's early years
- implement programs and services for children in the community to support early child development
- act as a platform to forge collaborative community partnerships.
Learn about the value of the AEDC data for teachers, schools and beyond