1700.0 - Microdata: Multi-Agency Data Integration Project, Australia Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/06/2018   
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The Multi-Agency Data Integration Project (MADIP) is a partnership among six Australian Government agencies to combine longitudinal information on healthcare, education, government payments and personal income tax with population demographics (including the Census) to create a comprehensive picture of Australia over time.

The MADIP is a core component of the Australian Government's Data Integration Partnership for Australia (DIPA). More information about the project can be found on the Multi-Agency Data Integration Project page.

Authorised researchers are able to use unidentified MADIP data in a secure IT environment, to look at patterns and trends in the Australian population and provide new insights into the development and evaluation of government policies, programs and services.

Available products

The following MADIP microdata products are available:

    • Multi-Agency Data Integration Project Basic Longitudinal Extract, 2011-2016 (2011 Cohort);
    • Multi-Agency Data Integration Project Basic Longitudinal Extract, 2011-2016 (2011-2016 Cohorts); and
    • Multi-Agency Data Integration Project Modular Product, 2011-2016.

See the Product Overview pages for each product for details on content, structure, and quality dimensions.

MADIP microdata products can be used to study how socioeconomic characteristics predict government service usage and changes over time. These datasets also allow for analysis of changes in social, health and economic outcomes for sub-populations such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, young people, older Australians, welfare recipients, and regional communities.

Applying for access

Researchers affiliated with Australian Government or academic research organisations can apply to use MADIP microdata in DataLab for in-depth analysis using a range of statistical software packages.

Information about the DataLab can be found on the Using the DataLab and About the DataLab pages.

To find out how to apply for access to MADIP microdata in the DataLab, contact dipa@abs.gov.au.

The ABS is trialling access to MADIP microdata via Protari – a tool with both a web-based Table Interface and an application programming interface (API). Participation in the trial is open to analysts associated with Australian Government agencies. The MADIP Basic Longitudinal Extract, 2011-2016 (2011 Cohort) and Basic Longitudinal Extract, 2011-2016 (2011-2016 Cohorts) products are currently available via Protari.

More information about Protari and the access trial is available on the Using Protari and Protari pages.

To find out how to participate in the Protari trial, contact protari@abs.gov.au.

Further information to assist users in understanding and accessing microdata is available from the Microdata Entry Page.


User Guides for the MADIP microdata products are provided for authorised researchers in the DataLab.

For additional information about and support for using the microdata products, contact dipa@abs.gov.au.

For technical support in using the DataLab, contact microdata.access@abs.gov.au or call (02) 6252 7714.

For technical support in using the Protari tool, contact protari@abs.gov.au.

Further information

The MADIP Privacy Impact Assessment page provides further information about the independently conducted assessment of MADIP’s compliance with the Australian Privacy Principles and targeted stakeholder consultation.

Further information about ABS statistical data integration is available on the ABS Data Integration page.

The ABS Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS will handle any personal information that you provide to us.


For further information contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or email client.services@abs.gov.au.