Australian Early Development Census

The AEDC provides a national measurement to monitor Australian children’s development.

The AEDC provides evidence to support policy, planning and action for health, education and community support. The AEDC can assist governments to develop flexible approaches to policy and planning that address the evolving needs of children and families in the future.

With three sets of AEDC national data collected in 2009, 2012 and 2015, we now have an indication of the national progress towards improving the development of Australian children. With each successive wave of data collected, the AEDC will provide a more comprehensive understanding of the state and progress of early childhood development in Australia.