Access to DSS longitudinal datasets

The NCLD provides access to new release of data for our four longitudinal studies through the Australian Data Archive Dataverse platform. Dataverse provides no cost data access and allows authorised data users to download the datasets to their password-protected PC, secure network or approved cloud.


All four NCLD studies are now available on Dataverse:

· Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey Release 17 (which includes data from waves 1-17) is available at https://dataverse.ada.edu.au/dataverse/hilda

· Growing up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) Release 6 (which includes data from waves 1-6) is available at https://dataverse.ada.edu.au/dataverse/lsac

· Footprints in Time: The Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC) Release 9 (which includes data from waves 1-9) is available at https://dataverse.ada.edu.au/dataverse/lsic

· Building a New Life in Australia (BNLA): The Longitudinal Study of Humanitarian Migrants Release 4 (which includes data from waves 1-4) is available at https://dataverse.ada.edu.au/dataverse/bnla


Coming soon:

· Growing up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) Release 7 (which includes data from waves 1-7) is expected to become available in January 2019. Applications for Release 7 are now open at https://dataverse.ada.edu.au/dataverse/lsac.


We will notify users via email and this web page as further releases of data become available.


For further information please visit the NCLD Dataverse page https://dataverse.ada.edu.au/dataverse/ncld or contact NCLD@DSS.gov.au


Why the change?

The new arrangements allow for the longitudinal data sets to be stored and accessed through the Australian Data Archive (ADA) based at the Centre for Social Research Methods at the Australian National University. The new arrangements are consistent with the Australian Government’s open data agenda and its requirements regarding appropriate data governance including security, privacy and confidentiality.

The NCLD provides access to new release of data for our four longitudinal studies through the Australian Data Archive Dataverse platform. Dataverse provides no cost data access and allows authorised data users to download the datasets to their password-protected PC, secure network or approved cloud.


All four NCLD studies are now available on Dataverse:

· Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey Release 17 (which includes data from waves 1-17) is available at https://dataverse.ada.edu.au/dataverse/hilda

· Growing up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) Release 6 (which includes data from waves 1-6) is available at https://dataverse.ada.edu.au/dataverse/lsac

· Footprints in Time: The Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC) Release 9 (which includes data from waves 1-9) is available at https://dataverse.ada.edu.au/dataverse/lsic

· Building a New Life in Australia (BNLA): The Longitudinal Study of Humanitarian Migrants Release 4 (which includes data from waves 1-4) is available at https://dataverse.ada.edu.au/dataverse/bnla


Coming soon:

· Growing up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) Release 7 (which includes data from waves 1-7) is expected to become available in January 2019. Applications for Release 7 are now open at https://dataverse.ada.edu.au/dataverse/lsac.


We will notify users via email and this web page as further releases of data become available.


For further information please visit the NCLD Dataverse page https://dataverse.ada.edu.au/dataverse/ncld or contact NCLD@DSS.gov.au


Why the change?

The new arrangements allow for the longitudinal data sets to be stored and accessed through the Australian Data Archive (ADA) based at the Centre for Social Research Methods at the Australian National University. The new arrangements are consistent with the Australian Government’s open data agenda and its requirements regarding appropriate data governance including security, privacy and confidentiality.