Linked Data

The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health has access to a number of State, Territory, and National datasets. State-based datasets linked to survey participants include Admitted Patients and Perinatal collections. National linkages include MBS, PBS, Aged Care, and Cancer collections. For details of current holdings, please see the List of Linked Datasets (below).

Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) health records are also available. These records may be requested to ensure complete coverage of service use (approximately 25% of the 1921-26 Cohort are DVA card holders; for the 1946-51 Cohort the number is 144). However, if you intend to conduct analyses which specifically distinguish DVA clients or DVA services, you are required to include a DVA sponsor on your project, as per Departments of Defence and Veterans' Affairs HREC Researcher and Administrative Guidelines (Section 1.67 to 1.73).

How to Access Linked Data

 

Requirements for Publishing Linked Data

 

List of Linked Datasets

Click on the link in the table to learn more about each datatype.

Data Type

State

Earliest Record

Latest Record

Admitted Patients/ Hospital

 

NSW

June 2001

Mar 2019

QLD

July 2007

Dec 2017

WA

Jan 1970

Dec 2017

ACT

July 2004

June 2018

SA

Jan 2001

Mar 2018

TAS

Jan 2007

Dec 2017

NT

July 2000

July 2018

VIC

July 1993

June 2018

Perinatal / Midwives

 

NSW

Jan 1994

Dec 2017

QLD

July 2007

Dec 2017

WA

July 1989

Dec 2017

ACT

May 1997

Dec 2016

TAS

Jan 2005

Dec 2014

SA

Mar 1986

Dec 2016

NT

Jan 1986

Nov 2015

Cancer Registry

 

Commonwealth

1982

Dec 2015

Emergency Department

WA

Jan 2002

Oct 2018

 

NSW

Jan 2005

March 2019

 

ACT

July 2005

June 2018

 

 

 

 

Aged Care

Commonwealth

 

Jan 2014

MBS

Commonwealth

1996

June 2019

PBS

Commonwealth

July 2002

June 2019

National Death Index

Commonwealth

1996

Nov 2018

Cause of Death

Commonwealth

1996

Nov 2017