Multi-Agency Data Integration Project (MADIP)

Multi-Agency Data Integration Project (MADIP)

The Multi-Agency Data Integration Project (MADIP) is a partnership among Australian Government agencies to combine information on healthcare, education, government payments, personal income tax, and the Census to create a comprehensive picture of Australia over time.

Authorised researchers can use unidentified MADIP data to look at patterns and trends in the Australian population, and provide insight into the effectiveness of government policies, programs, and services. MADIP demonstrates how combining existing public data can help target services (such as healthcare) to the people and communities who need them.

MADIP is a core component of the Australian Government’s Data Integration Partnership for Australia (DIPA). There are six Commonwealth agencies working together on the project:

    • Australian Bureau of Statistics
    • Australian Taxation Office
    • Department of Education and Training
    • Department of Health
    • Department of Human Services
    • Department of Social Services.

The ABS is responsible for combining the data, providing access to authorised users via highly secure ABS systems, and safeguarding privacy in collaboration with its partners—ensuring that no individual person can be identified. For more information about how your data is kept secure and confidential, visit MADIP Frequently Asked Questions or the MADIP Privacy Policy.

MADIP data products (for research) are listed in the 1700.0 catalogue series. Email to apply for access or seek more information.

For more information on the MADIP, see the attached Overview below:

MADIP Overview.pdf