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 2011 Census to create a comprehensive picture of Australia in 2011.

Authorised researchers can use confidentialised, de-identified 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 approved researchers 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 the MADIP Frequently Asked Questions or the ABS Privacy Policy.

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

Download PDF - MADIP Overview.pdf