Northern Territory

Northern Territory

NT Births Registry
Description: The Northern Territory Births Registry is established under the authority of Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996. The NT Births Registry is administered by the Office of Births, Deaths and Marriages of the Northern Territory Department of the Attorney General and Justice.

The Register includes all children born and subsequently registered in the Northern Territory. Deaths in utero that occur after 20 weeks gestation or at greater than 400 grams are recorded in the BDM Births Register. BDM do not have a separate stillbirths register as they do in South Australia. The stillbirth is not recorded in the Deaths Register. Where there is sign of life at birth, but the neonate subsequently dies, the birth is recorded in the Births Register and the death is recorded in the Deaths Register.

The Birth Registration Statement contains the details prescribed by Regulation, including, but not limited to: details of the baby such as name, sex, birth weight and whether a multiple birth; date and place of birth; and details of the parents and previous children.

The parents of a child are jointly responsible for having the child's birth registered. A parent of a child born in the Territory and the Chief Executive Officer of a hospital, or any person responsible for the professional care of a mother at the birth, are each required to supply to the Registrar details relating to the birth of the child. Registration details are entered electronically by Births, Deaths and Marriages staff.
Data Range: 1870 - 2015
Custodian: Senior Deputy Registrar - General for Births, Deaths and Marriages
Jurisdiction: Northern Territory
Data Linkage Unit: SA/NT Datalink
Variable list: Not available
Meta Data: Provided on request by SANT Datalink
Data Quality Statement: Available via SA NT Datalink

 

Deaths Registry
Description: The Northern Territory Deaths Registry is established under the authority of Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996. The NT Deaths Registry is administered by the Office of Births, Deaths and Marriages of the Northern Territory Department of the Attorney General and Justice.

The Register includes any person who has died in the Northern Territory. Deaths in utero that occur after 20 weeks gestation or at greater than 400 grams are recorded in the BDM Births Register. BDM do not have a separate stillbirths register as they do in South Australia. The stillbirth is not recorded in the Deaths Register. Where there is sign of life at birth, but the neonate subsequently dies, the birth is recorded in the Births Register and the death is recorded in the Deaths Register.

The Death Registration Statements contains the details prescribed by Regulation, including but not limited to: demographic details such as name at birth, Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander status, sex, occupation, date and place of birth; age at death; date of death; place of death; cause of death; marital status; details of parents; details of children; Coroner details; and funeral director details.

The registration of a death requires a death registration statement, burial certificate and either a medical report or coroner's report. Registration details are entered electronically by Births, Deaths and Marriages staff.
Data Range: 1870 - 2015
Custodian: Senior Deputy Registrar - General for Births, Deaths and Marriages
Jurisdiction: Northern Territory
Data Linkage Unit: SA/NT Datalink
Variable list: Not available
Meta Data: Provided on request by SANT Datalink
Data Quality Statement: Available via SA NT Datalink

 

NT Inpatient Activity
Description: Northern Territory Government public hospitals admitted patient data collection.  
  • Includes: Royal Darwin Hospital, Katherine District Hospital, Tenant Creek Hospital, Gove District Hospital, Alice Springs Hospital.
  • Excludes: Darwin Private Hospital; data from Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Centres; data from NT Government remote health clinics.
Date Range: 1 July 2000 - 31 June 2014 or last validated financial year
Custodian: NT Department of Health
Jurisdiction: Northern Territory
Data Linkage Unit: SA NT DataLink
Variable List: Provided on request by SA NT DataLink
Metadata: Not available
Data Quality Statement: Available via SA NT DataLink

 

NT Perinatal Trends
Description: Population-based census of all births that occurred in the NT, including births in all public hospitals, the Northern Territory’s only private hospital, planned home births, births in community health centres and other non-hospital births. All live births and stillbirths of at least 20 weeks gestation or with a birthweight of at least 400 grams are included.

The data in this collection is entered by midwives. The collection contains information about population characteristics of the mother, antenatal care, maternal health, the pregnancy, labour and childbirth and perinatal health.
Date Range: 1 January 1986 - 31 December 2013 or last validated year
Custodian: Chief Health Officer via Perinatal Registrar
Jurisdiction: Northern Territory
Data Linkage Unit: SA NT DataLink
Variable List: Provided on request by SA NT DataLink
Metadata: Provided on request by SA NT DataLink
Data Quality Statement: Available via SA NT DataLink

 

NT Immunisation Register
Description: The Northern Territory Immunisation Register (NTIR) is a database which records the immunisation history of both children and adults who have received vaccines in the Northern Territory. The Register is maintained by the Northern Territory Department of Health’s ‘Centre for Disease Control’ as part of their Immunisation Program.
Date Range: 1 January 1991 - 30 June 2014
Custodian: Director, Centre for Disease Control
Jurisdiction: Northern Territory 
Data Linkage Unit: SA NT DataLink 
Variable List: Provided on request by SA NT DataLink
Metadata: Not available
Data Quality Statement: Available via SA NT DataLink

 

NT Cancer Register
Description:

The Northern Territory Cancer Register is a register of all NT residents diagnosed with cancer, which is maintained by the Northern Territory Cancer Registry, a population based cancer registry administered by the NT Department of Health. The Northern Territory Cancer Registry collects a minimum dataset for each newly diagnosed case of reportable cancer, and updates the case record with further cancer-related information, as required, for the rest of the person’s life.

The functions of the NT Cancer Registry are to provide reliable cancer statistics to inform cancer control programs in the areas of prevention, screening, treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care, and to assist in monitoring and evaluating the impact of these programs, by:

  • collecting accurate and complete data on cancer occurrences and deaths in the NT population;
  • publishing statistics on cancer incidence, mortality and survival for the NT population;
  • contributing NT cancer data for national and international cancer statistics; and
  • providing cancer data for cancer research (after approval by an ethics committee and the NT Chief Health Officer).
Date Range: 1 January 1991 - 31 December 2012
Custodian: Chief Health Officer
Jurisdiction: Northern Territory 
Data Linkage Unit: SA NT DataLink 
Variable List: Provided on request by SA NT DataLink
Metadata: Provided on request by SA NT DataLink
Data Quality Statement: Available via SA NT DataLink

 

NT Primary Health Care Collection
Description: The ‘Primary Health Care Collection’ refers to episode level data recorded during a patient’s attendance at remote health clinics under the auspice of Northern Territory Government Department of Health and which have the Primary Care Information System (PCIS) as the source information system.  47 remote health clinics are covered.    

Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Centres are not covered within this collection.
Date Range: 1 July 2010 - 30 June 2014
Custodian: NT Department of Health
Jurisdiction: Northern Territory 
Data Linkage Unit: SA NT DataLink 
Variable List: Not available
Metadata: Not available
Data Quality Statement: Available via SA NT DataLink

 

NT Emergency Department Activity Collection
Description: The Emergency Department data collection refers to data recorded during a patient’s presentation to the Emergency Department of any of the five public hospitals in the Northern Territory.
  • Royal Darwin Hospital
  • Alice Springs Hospital
  • Gove District Hospital
  • Katherine District Hospital
  • Tennant Creek Hospital
Date Range: 1 July 2010 - 30 June 2014 or to last validated financial year
Custodian: NT Department of Health
 Jurisdiction: Northern Territory
 Data Linkage Unit: SA NT DataLink 
 Variable List: Not available
 Metadata:  As per NMDS. Provided on request by SA NT DataLink
 Data Quality Statement: Available via SA NT DataLink

 

NT Child Protection Collection
Description: The data available under the definition of this ‘Child Protection’ Collection includes datasets on:
  • Child Protection Notifications, Investigations and Substantiations
  • Care and Protection including Out of Home Care and Family Support Service data (except for services provided by non-government organisations)
Only data that is validated and provided to AIHW for reporting purposes will generally be made available for research use.
Date Range: 1 July 1998 - 30 June 2014
Custodian: CE, NT Department of Children and Families
Jurisdiction: Northern Territory 
Data Linkage Unit: SA NT DataLink
Variable List: Provided on request by SA NT DataLink
Metadata: Not available
Data Quality Statement: Available via SA NT DataLink

 

NT NAPLAN
Description: The National Assessment Program—Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests are conducted in May each year for all students across Australia in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. All students in the same year level are assessed on the same test items in the assessment domains of Reading, Writing, Language Conventions (Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation) and Numeracy. Six bands are reported for each year level. The second bottom band at each year level will represent the national minimum standard for students at that year level.
Date Range: 1 January 2008 - 12 December 2014
Custodian: CE, NT Department of Education
Jurisdiction: Northern Territory
Data Linkage Unit: SA NT DataLink 
Variable List: Provided on request by SA NT DataLink
Metadata: Not available
Data Quality Statement: Available via SA NT DataLink

 

NT Student Activity, Attendance and Enrolments
Description: Student Activity
Student background characteristics.  Includes demographic details of the student and students’ parents.  Also language spoken at home and education level of the parents.

Student Enrolments
The proportion of children of compulsory school age who are enrolled in school is a basic measure of the reach and coverage of Australian schooling.

Student Attendance
Student attendance is recorded by schools for various purposes, such as meeting legislative requirements to determine the whereabouts of each student each school day.  Student attendance data can be and are used and reported for a range of operational, accountability and strategic purposes, one of which is to report student attendance rates at school and jurisdiction/sector levels.
Date Range: 1 January 2005 - 12 December 2014
Custodian: CE, NT Department of Education
Jurisdiction: Northern Territory 
Data Linkage Unit: SA NT DataLink 
Variable List: Not available
Metadata: Provided on request by SA NT DataLink
Data Quality Statement: Available via SA NT DataLink

 

Assessment of Student Competencies
Description: The Assessment of Student Competencies (ASC) is a Northern Territory developed on-entry screening tool. The NT Department of Education’s Executive Board mandated use of Assessment of Student Competencies for all schools with Transition students (pre-Year 1) in 2011.

The ASC consists of 47 Competencies grouped into 4 Domains: Motor Skills, Healthy Living, Literacy and Numeracy. It screens non-cognitive behaviours such as gross, fine and perceptual motor skills, self-care skills, as well as early literacy in speaking and listening, reading and writing and aspects of early numeracy, namely number, geometry and measurement.  The competencies in the ASC are not designed to assess the full extent of a student’s achievement or development but rather to screen students’ foundational competencies.
Date Range: 1 January 2011 - 12 December 2014
Custodian: CE, NT Department of Education
Jurisdiction: Northern Territory 
Data Linkage Unit: SA NT DataLink
Variable List: Not available
Metadata: Not available
Data Quality Statement: Available via SA NT DataLink