Open Data Sources Available in the Seer Data Platform

Open Data is a great problem-solving tool. The Open Data sources available in Seer are listed alphabetically below.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Social Health Atlas of Australia 2023 (PHIDU)

The Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Social Health Atlas of Australia includes demographic and social indicators, as well as indicators of health status and health service use. The data are presented by Indigenous Area (IARE).

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) Annual Information Statements (AIS)

The Annual Information Statement is an online form that every charity must submit to the ACNC each year. It asks for information about a charity’s activities and programs, operations and finances.

Australian Early Development Census (AEDC)

The AEDC is a nationwide data collection of early childhood development at the time children commence their first year of full-time school. The AEDC highlights what is working well and what needs to be improved or developed to support children and their families by providing evidence to support health, education and community policy and planning. 

Australian Government Grants 

The Australian Government Grants dataset tracks the number and the value of grants that have been awarded, at the postcode level. The dataset also tracks the category, category group and selection process of the grant awarded. The grant approval, start and end dates are available at the month level.

Australian Immunisation Register

This collection provides childhood immunisation coverage data for all of Australia by Statistical Areas Level 3 (SA3).

Census: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Profiles 2021 (ABS)

These tables show Census characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples; persons, families and dwellings. Some tables include comparisons with non-Indigenous people.

Census: General Community Profiles 2021 (ABS)

The General Community Profile contains a series of tables showing the characteristics of persons, families and dwellings in a selected geographic area.

Census: Time Series Profiles 2006-2011-2016-2021 (ABS)

The Time Series Profile presents data from four Censuses, based on the geographical boundaries for the most recent of the three, allowing meaningful comparisons to be made.

Census: Working Population Profiles 2016 (ABS)  

The Working Population Profile (WPP) dataset provides information on key Census characteristics of employed persons. This data is based on where people work. The Working Population Profile (WPP) dataset contains classifications about Labour Force, Occupation and Industry, Income and Method of Travel. The WPP is available down to the SA2 and LGA level. 

Crime Statistics for SA

Crime Statistics for SA presents information about the incidence of crimes against the person and crimes against property in South Australian Postal Areas for the previous month. 

Criminal Incidents (Victoria Crime Statistics Agency)

Criminal Incidents (Victoria Crime Statistics Agency) presents detailed crime statistics on the number of recorded offences, alleged offender incidents, victim reports and family incidents in Victoria, at the Local Government Area (LGA) level. 

Data by Region 2011,2016-21 (ABS)

Data by Region 2011, 2016-21 presents various data for 2011, 2016-21 and Census data for 2011, 2016 and 2021. Data is sourced from a wide variety of collections, both ABS and non-ABS. When analysing these statistics, care needs to be taken as time periods, definitions, methodologies, scope and coverage can differ across collections.

Department of Social Services (DSS) Payment Data

Department of Social Services (DSS) Payment Data presents counts of and then number of payments made by selected payment type, including Age Pension, Commonwealth Rent Assistance, Newstart and Youth Allowance.

Mortality Over Regions and Time (MORT)

MORT books are Excel workbooks that contain recent mortality data for specific geographical areas (including LGA) of Australia, sourced from the AIHW National Mortality Database. The workbooks also present the leading 20 causes of death by sex for specific geographical areas of Australia.


NAPLAN Results by gender, Indigenous status, language background other than English status, geolocation (state/territory), parental occupation and parental education at each year level and for each domain of the test.

Northern Territory Crime Statistics

The Northern Territory crime statistics are prepared by the Department of the Attorney-General and Justice using data recorded by the Northern Territory Police. These statistics are updated monthly and are available at the SA2 level.

QLD Recorded Crime by Offence

The QLD Recorded Crime by Offence dataset are statistical releases relating to crime reported to or detected by police in Queensland, available at the LGA level. These include counts and rates of reported and cleared offences, victims of offences against the person, and alleged offenders.

Recorded Crime by Offence in NSW (BOCSAR)

Recorded Crime by Offence in NSW (BOCSAR) presents monthly data on all criminal incidents recorded by NSW Police. Postal Area and Suburb data is released annually.

Regional Population by Age and Sex (ABS 3235)

Regional Population by Age and Sex (ABS 3235) presents estimates of the resident population of Statistical Areas Levels 2 to 4 (SA2s – SA4s) and Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (GCCSAs) of Australia as at 30 June by age and sex.

Small Area Labour Markets (Unemployment Rates)

The Australian Bureau of Statistics produces quarterly regional estimates of unemployment and the unemployment rate at the Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2) and Local Government Area (LGA) level. This collection  has been augmented with monthly results from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue Labour Force, Australia, Detailed (catalogue 6291.0.55) for Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (GCCSA), States and Territories and Australia overall.

Social Health Atlases of Australia (PHIDU)

The Social Health Atlases of Australia include demographic and social indicators, as well as indicators of health status and health service use. This data is available at the LGA level.

Socio-Economic Indexes For Areas (SEIFA) 2021

SEIFA is an Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) product that ranks areas in Australia according to relative socio-economic advantage and disadvantage. The indexes are based on information from the five-yearly Census of Population and Housing.

Specialist Homelessness Services

The Specialist Homelessness Services dataset is an aggregate of data from over 1,700 specialist homelessness services agencies across Australia. This dataset contains monthly data on the number of clients supported throughout each month since July 2017, by state, age and sex. Additional breakdowns by specific target groups, the reasons clients sought assistance, homelessness status, clients receiving financial support for short-term accommodation and nights in short-term accommodation are also included.

Western Australia Crime Statistics

The WA Crime Statistics dataset are monthly statistical releases relating to crime reported to or detected by police in Western Australia, available at the district level.

Datasets where the latest data is before 2020 :

Child Birth Weight (AIHW)

The Child Birth Weight dataset contains the number and percentage of mothers by the birth weight and Indigenous status of their baby. This data is available at the national level.