Data Integration Partnership for Australia Overview

What is the Data Integration Partnership for Australia?

DIPA is a whole-of-government collaboration between 20 Commonwealth agencies, and includes:

Data infrastructure and integration

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) deliver the core technical infrastructure to support DIPA. They provide technical tools to integrate and link data, including the production of enduring longitudinal and integrated data assets.

Data assets delivered by the Departments of Social Services (DSS); Health (Health); Education and Training (DET); Finance (Finance); and Office for National Assessments.

Data analytical units led by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C); DSS; Health; DET; Environment and Energy; Industry, Innovation and Science; and Finance.

Better communication and engagement about data initiatives, led by PM&C

Technical review and advice provided by Data61 who perform an assurance and advisory role.

The Data Integration Partnership for Australia (DIPA) is a three-year $130.8 million investment to maximise the use and value of the Government's data assets. Through data integration and analysis, the DIPA creates new insights into important and complex policy questions.

The DIPA will:

  • improve technical data infrastructure and data integration capabilities
  • preserve the privacy of individuals and ensure the security of sensitive data
  • improve data assets in important areas such as health, education and social welfare
  • maximise the use of these assets through data integration and analysis

DIPA process

  1. People and Business: Data drawn from population, business and physical environment
  2. Datasets: Whole-of-Government data assets supported by ABS and AIHW infrastructure to link and integrate data
  3. Analytics: Analytical units use integrated data to solve complex, cross-portfolio policy issues