Data integration is the process of combining data from two or more sources at the unit level (e.g. person and/or business). The ABS integrates data to enhance the data available for informing Australia’s important decisions.
Integrated data is used to gain insights into our society, economy and environment. These insights support important research and improve government policies and services in areas such as health, education, infrastructure, and business.
The ABS works as a trusted partner with government, research institutions and business on data integration projects that have a clear public benefit. The data we integrate comes from the Census and surveys we run, and from other government agencies.
Approved users gain access to de-identified integrated data through highly secure systems. The Five Safes Framework is used to manage safe and secure access to this valuable information.
Protecting your privacy and confidentiality is our priority and we take data security very seriously.
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