Australia Launches 2012 EDI Data

The 2012 collection is the second time the Australian Early Development Instrument (AEDI) has been run. The AEDI was first implemented nationwide in 2009 with data collected every three years.

The 2012 collection includes data on 289,973 children in their first year of formal full-time school representing a response rate of 96.5 per cent.

A key finding for the 2012 collection showed that nationally, a lower proportion of children are developmentally vulnerable across each of the five developmental domains in 2012 compared with 2009 except in the physical health and wellbeing domain, which remains unchanged at 9.3 per cent.

Copies of national report, online community maps and community profiles are available on the AEDI website.