2013 NATIONAL EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE DATA SOURCES
Due to the collection capabilities within each state and territory, data for the 2013 Collection were derived from a number of data sources. Child Care Management System (CCMS) data were used in addition to state and territory-supplied datasets as a supplementary data source for Long Day Care (LDC) centres in most states and territories. This is because state and territory data, where available, may not have sufficient coverage of the LDC sector.
In 2013, as in 2012, the data were sourced from both the state/territory data source and CCMS data source used to provide a wider coverage for each state and territory (see Figure 2.1).
Figure 2.1: Use of Data Sources 2013
Further information on the Collection coverage and methodology can be found in Chapter 1: Collection Scope and Coverage
Further information on the CCMS can be found in Chapter 6: Jurisdictional Data Quality Statements – Australian Government