Year 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2015 2016 2018
Wave 1 2 3 4 5 6 CheckPoint 7 8
Age 3-19 months 2-3 years 4-5 years 6-7 years 8-9 years 10-11 years 11-12 years 12-13 years 14-15 years
Sex P:SDV C 1
Private health insurance status P:LSAC
Government concession cards/allowances
(health care card)
Relationship to child (Respondent information) P:SDV P
Marital/relationship status P:SDV P
Locality (including remoteness) A:ABS 2
Socio-economic status (SEIFA) A:ABS 2
Support services utilisation (e.g. Centrelink, Migrant and
ethnic family resources, parenting education resources)

Featured measurements

ABS: Australian Bureau of Statistics derived
LSAC: Longitudinal Study of Australian Children derived
SDV: Study Devised Variable
SEIFA: Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas


1 Child data provided by LSAC, from Medicare Australia database.
2 Postcode from LSAC data was linked by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to locality (including ARIA remoteness area code and SEIFA score).

2011 SEIFA: Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2011, 19 September 2013). Census of Population and Housing: Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA). Cat. no. 2033.0.55.001.   Retrieved from

2011 Remoteness Index (Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia (ARIA) remoteness area code): Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 5 – Remoteness Structure, July 2011 (cat. no. 1270.0.55.005): Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2011.



A = Administration report abstraction
C = Index child report (reporting on others)
L = Linkage (to other databases)
M = Medical records data abstraction
O = Observation/direct assessment
N = Nurse report
P = Parent/primary caregiver report
Pe = Peer report
S = Self report
T = Teacher report
X = Undefined
X BF = Pertaining to biological father
X BM = Pertaining to biological mother
C = Pertaining to index child
X F = Pertaining to father
X Fam = Pertaining to family
X G = Pertaining to grandparent(s)
X M = Pertaining to mother
X P = Pertaining to parent(s)
X Pa = Pertaining to partner
X Pe = Pertaining to peers
X Pr = Pertaining to primary caregiver
X Si = Pertaining to sibling(s)