South Australia

South Australia

SA Births Registry
Description: The South Australian Births Registry is administered under the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996 and the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Regulation 2011. The SA Births Registry is administered by the Office of Births, Deaths and Marriages of Attorney-General's Department.

The Register includes all children born and subsequently registered in South Australia including stillbirths. In addition to the administrative Birth Registration information additional information is collected for stillbirths on the Medical Certificate of Cause of Perinatal Death. Although stillbirths are registered as a birth, for reporting purposes these are accounted for in the perinatal death statistics.  

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 South Australia 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: 01/01/1944-2013
Custodian: SA Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages
Jurisdiction: South Australia
Data Linkage Unit: SA NT DataLink
Variable list: Available on request
Meta Data: Available on request
Data Quality Statement: Under development

 

Perinatal Statistics Collection
Description: The SA Perinatal Statistics Collection is managed by the SA Department of Health. It is an administrative data collection which records all births in SA. Information in the PSC is collected under the South Australian Health Care Regulations 2008.

The information collected in the SA Perinatal Statistics Collection is about pregnancy care, services and outcomes. This includes demographic, medical and obstetric information about the mother; and information on the labour, delivery and condition of the infant.

The scope of the SA Perinatal Statistics Collection is all births in SA public and private hospitals, and home births. This includes women whose usual place of residence is outside SA, who gave birth in SA. It encompasses all live births and stillbirths of at least 20 weeks gestation or at least 400 grams birth weight. (Since 2006 all live births have been included, regardless of gestational age.) Births that occurred outside SA to women usually resident in SA are not included in the collection.
Data Range: 1986-2013
Custodian: Director, Epidemiology SA Health
Jurisdiction: South Australia
Data Linkage Unit: SA NT DataLink
Variable list: Not available
Meta Data: Available
Data Quality Statement: Available

 

Emergency Department Data Collection
Description: The SA Emergency Department Data Collection (EDDC) is an administrative data collection that contains de-identified, demographic, administrative and clinical data detailing presentations to Emergency Departments (ED) at public metropolitan hospitals in South Australia. The EDDC is based on the "Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care‟ National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

The EDDC is administered by the SA Department of Health. Information in the EDDC is required under the National Health Care and National Health Information Agreements (NHCA & NHIA).

The scope of this data collection currently covers the Emergency Departments of all the major metropolitan public hospitals. The purpose of the collection is to enable comparisons of performance in respect to access to services, quality clinical outcomes and patient management. The collection aims to show patterns in presentations to assist in the planning of services and improvement of care and outcomes for the South Australian public.
Data Range: 01/07/2003 - 2015
Custodian: Director, Information Management SA Health
Jurisdiction: South Australia
Data Linkage Unit: SA NT DataLink
Variable list: Not available
Meta Data: Available
Data Quality Statement: Available

 

Inpatient Hospital Separations
Description: The Integrated South Australian Activity Collection (ISAAC) collects morbidity data on admitted patients from all recognised public and private hospitals in South Australia, under the authority of the Health Care Act 2007.

ISAAC is an admitted patient morbidity data collection designed to provide SA Health with the information resources necessary to effectively organise, evaluate and plan health services in South Australia.

The Inpatient Hospital Separations dataset includes all admitted patient separations (discharges, transfers and deaths) from every South Australian: Public Acute Hospital; Public Psychiatric Hospital; Private Acute Hospital (licensed by SA Health); Private Psychiatric Hospital (licensed by SA Health); and Private Day Surgeries (licensed by Commonwealth). Note that Private separations are currently unavailable for data linkage.

Data are recorded by hospital staff in the course of hospital business. Hospitals submit data to the collection in a variety of formats (paper, disc, email) and it is processed into the collection by the SA Health Information Assembly unit. Records are updated at the time of separation, e.g. discharge, transfer or death.
Data Range: 01/07/2001 - 2015
Custodian: Director, Information Management SA Health
Jurisdiction: South Australia
Data Linkage Unit: SA NT DataLink
Variable list: Not available
Meta Data: Available
Data Quality Statement: Available

 

Public School Enrolments (Census)
Description: The School Enrolment Census was established to collate data on all students enrolled in government schools and participating in education programmes in South Australia. The aim is to enable cross state and national comparisons and for reporting of population and demographic trends.

Census data are collected by the Department for Education and Child Development for reporting to State Parliament, Commonwealth Departments, the Ministerial Council on Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA), the Australian Bureau of Statistics and other education institutions.

The South Australia Public School Enrolments includes all students enrolled in government schools in South Australia. The Student Census System captures a snapshot of enrolment information. The collection in the main comprises of the following field items: year level, age, gender and information such as aboriginality, disability type and non-English speaking background. New nationally agreed data fields relating to the student's parents/guardians were introduced in 2005; and include occupation, education level and birthplace. Reasons for leaving the school (where applicable) are also captured for the preceding 12 months, as recorded at the time of leaving the school (often referred to as "intended destinations").
Data Range: 2004-ongoing
Custodian: Executive Director, Policy Department for Education and Child Development
Jurisdiction: South Australia
Data Linkage Unit: SA NT DataLink
Variable list: Not available
Meta Data: Available on request
Data Quality Statement: Available

 

Australian Early Development Census
Description: The Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) is a full population census of children's health and development in their first year of formal full-time schooling. It provides a comprehensive map of early developmental outcomes across Australia.

The AEDC provides a national baseline measurement to monitor Australian children's development.  The data collected provides evidence to support policy, planning, research and action for health, education and community support.

The first AEDC was administered in 2009. There is one AEDC collection every three years. The AEDC datasets have near-total national coverage of school entrants, and provide data on 97.5 per cent of the estimated 5-year-old population in 2009 and 96.5 per cent of children enrolled to start school in 2012.

Teachers complete the AEDC Checklist for children in their first year of formal full-time school. The AEDC checklists are completed based on teachers' knowledge and observations of the children in their class. Participation in the AEDI is not compulsory and parents can nominate for their child not to be included.
Data Range: 2009/-2010, 2012, 2015 waves
Custodian: Branch Manager, Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations
Jurisdiction: South Australia
Data Linkage Unit: SA NT DataLink
Variable list: Not available
Meta Data: Available
Data Quality Statement: Under development

 

NAPLAN
Description: The National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. The National Assessment Program (which includes the NAPLAN) is run at the direction of the Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood (SCSEEC).
NAPLAN is made up of tests in the four areas (or 'domains') of: reading; writing; language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation); and numeracy.
NAPLAN tests identify whether all students have the literacy and numeracy skills that provide the critical foundation for their learning, and for their productive and rewarding participation in the community. The assessments are undertaken nationwide, every year, in the second full week in May. NAPLAN tests are conducted at schools and administered by classroom teachers, school deputies or the principal.
Data Range: 2008 onwards
Custodian: Education and Children's Services
Jurisdiction: South Australia
Data Linkage Unit: SA/NT Datalink
Variable list: Not available
Meta Data: Under development
Data Quality Statement: Under development

 

South Australia Dental Service
Description: The South Australian Dental Service data collection contains administrative and clinical electronic dental records and includes identification, demographic and medico-legal information. It is a legal requirement to hold a register of administrative and clinical information for monitoring, auditing and investigational purposes. Dental Practice Act 2001 and the Healthcare Act 2008

Records include administrative information (i.e. registration/consent; co-payment fees collection; waiting list or recall details; related documents and a complete log of communication and actions taken) and clinical datasets (i.e. dental procedures and assessments; dental service codes; dates; service providers; clinical notes of relevance and a medical history summary).
Data Range: 01/01/1994 - 2015
Custodian: Director, Evaluation & Research Unit SA Dental Service
Jurisdiction: South Australia
Data Linkage Unit: SA NT DataLink
Variable list: Not available
Meta Data: Data element and definitions provided on request
Data Quality Statement: Available

 

South Australia Women's and Children's Health Network - Child Health Record
Description: Description: Child Health Record
The Child Health Record, commonly known as "the blue book" is used to record important information about a child's health between birth and six years.  The Child Health Record documents key developmental milestones at:
  • 1-4 weeks
  • 6-8 weeks
  • 6-9 months
  • 18-24 months
  • 3 years
  • 4 years.
Routine health checks documented within the Child Health Record are usually performed by a medical practitioner (paediatrician; general practitioner) or Child and Family Health nurse.  The Child Health Record is also used to document other important information such as neonatal hearing screening results, immunisation history, and when specialist health professionals such as a speech pathologist or physiotherapist are involved in the medical care of a child.
Data Range: 01/01/1999-2014 (1944 - 1999 can be made available upon request)
Custodian:  
Jurisdiction: South Australia
Data Linkage Unit: SA NT DataLink
Variable list: Available on request
Meta Data: Under development
Data Quality Statement: Under development

 

Child Protection & Alternative Care
Description: This data set includes suspected and substantiated notifications of child abuse and neglect that have been reported to Families SA (SA Department for Education and Child Development), the assessment and investigation of such notifications, action(s) taken in response to the notifications, including alternative care arrangements and Guardianship of the Minister orders put in place.
Data Range: 01/01/1999 - onwards (1990 -1999 can be made available upon request)
Custodian: Executive Director, Families SA
Jurisdiction: South Australia
Data Linkage Unit: SA NT DataLink
Variable list: Not available
Meta Data: Under development
Data Quality Statement: Under development

 

The South Australian Cancer Registry
Description: The South Australian Cancer Registry (SACR) is established under the South Australian Health Commission Act, 1976, Regulation No. 73 1991. It was introduced in 1977 to provide statistical information on cancer in South Australia. Notification of cancer is required by law for public and private hospitals and pathology laboratories when a diagnosis of cancer is made. All information sent to the Registry is protected by the South Australian Health Commission Act. The Registry is maintained by the Epidemiology Branch of the South Australia Department for Health and Ageing.

The SACR provides population-based statistics about cancer incidence, mortality, and case fatality (survival) for the residents of South Australia. The SACR collects a minimum data set for each cancer case, including such elements as place of residence, sex, date of birth, date of diagnosis, cancer site and morphology, means of diagnosis, whether there were multiple primary sites of cancer, race, country of birth, and date, place and cause of death, where applicable.

Primary sources of information include pathology laboratories, hospitals, radiotherapy departments, the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) and other supplementary sources such as clinicians. These notifications are mandated by the SA Cancer Regulations. The information is refined through contact with the primary health-care sector and with other cancer registries, resulting in near 100% ascertainment.
Data Range: 01/01/2000 to 2013 (earlier years negotiable)
Custodian: Director, Epidemiology SA Health
Jurisdiction: South Australia
Data Linkage Unit: SA NT DataLink
Variable list: Not available
Meta Data: Under development
Data Quality Statement: Available

 

SA Deaths Registry
Description: The South Australian Deaths Registry is established under the authority of Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996 and the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Regulation 2011. The SA Deaths Registry is administered by the Office of Births, Deaths and Marriages of Attorney-General's Department.

The Register includes any person who has died in the South Australia. Deaths in utero that occur after 20 weeks gestation or at greater than 400 grams are recorded in the Births Register. Stillbirths and fetal deaths are 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 and either a medical report or coroner's report. Registration details are entered electronically by Births, Deaths and Marriages staff.
Data Range: 01/01/1990 - 2013
Custodian: SA Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages
Jurisdiction: South Australia
Data Linkage Unit: SA NT DataLink
Variable list: Not available
Meta Data: Under development
Data Quality Statement: Under development

 

Youth Justice
Description: This data set is administered by the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion, Youth Justice Directorate, and includes records relating to young people placed on orders by the Youth Court or South Australia Police that require community or custodial-based Youth Justice supervision. The data set includes young people’s age, gender and culture and the order type, start date and finish date.
Data Range: 1993/1994 - Ongoing
Custodian: Department for Communities and Social Inclusion, Youth Justice
Jurisdiction: South Australia
Data Linkage Unit: SA NT DataLink
Variable list: Available
Meta Data: Under development
Data Quality Statement: Under development

 

SA Cervical Screening Register
Description:

The SA Cervical Screening Registry is managed by Victorian Cytology Service on behalf of SA Health. SA Health is responsible for the SA Cervical Screening Registry and data under the South Australian Public Health Act 2011 and South Australian Public Health (Cervical and Related Cancer Screening) Regulations 2012.

The SACSR is a voluntary “opt-off” confidential register of Cervical Screening Test details and results for South Australian women.  The Register’s main functions are to facilitate the regular participation of women in the National Cervical Screening Program by sending reminder letters when their Pap test is overdue, and to provide a safety net for the follow-up of women with abnormal Pap smears.  The Register holds more than 20 years of data  since the SACSR began under SA Health in 1993.

The information collected by the SACSR contains identifying personal information such as name, address, DOB, Medicare Number, hysterectomy and cervical screening pathology and other tests results and history of all treatment and follow up action taken by the SACSR.

Data Range: 01/07/1993 – 2013
Custodian: Program Manager, SA Cervix Screening Program
Jurisdiction: South Australia
Data Linkage Unit: SA NT DataLink
Variable list: Not available
Meta Data: Under development
Data Quality Statement: Under development

 

Australian and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry (ANZDATA)
Description: The ANZDATA registry is administered by ANZDATA and includes records relating to persons who have had a renal transplant and or dialysis treatment in Australia and New Zealand.  However, only the Australian data is available for use through SA NT DataLink.
Data Range: 1 January 1963 - onwards
Custodian: ANZDATA
Jurisdiction: Australia and New Zealand (Note: only Australian data is available)
Data Linkage Unit: SA NT DataLink
Variable list: Available on request
Meta Data: Available on request
Data Quality Statement: Under development