The following datasets have been linked into the Master Linkage Map and are available for research, subject to relevant approvals.

Public Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection

Administered by the Department of Health Tasmania. Administrative data collection containing morbidity data on admitted patients from all public hospitals in Tasmania.  Contains demographic, administrative and clinical data for each admitted patient separation.

Public Hospital Emergency Department Presentations

Administered by the Department of Health Tasmania. Administrative data collection covering the EDs of all public hospitals in Tasmania. Contains demographic, administrative and clinical data specific to each presentation.



Date range: Jan 2007 – Dec 2019

Updated annually in 2nd quarter

Data variable checklist & metadata (pdf)


Date range: Jan 2000 – Dec 2019

Updated annually in 2nd quarter

Data variable checklist & metadata (pdf)

RBDM Death registrations

The Register of Deaths includes any person who died in Tasmania; stillbirths and foetal deaths are not recorded in the Deaths Register. Where there is sign of life at birth, but the neonate subsequently dies, the birth is recorded in the Births Register and the death is recorded in the Deaths Register.

Cause of Death (Tasmania)

The dataset is a compilation of death records from each of the State and Territory Registries of Births, Deaths and Marriages and from the State and Chief Coroners through the National Coronial Information System. The TDLU can link to Tasmanian registered deaths only. The dataset contains a number of attributes of an individual including the International Classification of Disease codes (currently version 10) relating to the causes of death, which are added by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The dataset contains deaths registered in Tasmania and is not dependent on the place of usual residence.

Date range: Jan 1970 – Jun 2020

Updated annually

Data variable checklist: Contact TDLU

Date range: 2006-2016 (final); 2017 (revised); 2018 (preliminary)

Updated annually

Data variable checklist (pdf)

RBDM Birth registrations

Administered by the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages. The register includes all children born and registered in the State of Tasmania, including stillbirths, or deaths in utero, occurring after 20 weeks gestation, or with a body mass of at least 400 gm at birth

Perinatal Data Collection

Public & private hospitals, birthing centres and home births. Administered by the Department of Health Tasmania. Administrative data collection recording all births in Tasmania. Information in this collection is specific to pregnancy care, services and outcomes, including demographic, medical and obstetric information about the mother, and information on the labour, delivery and condition of the infant.

Date range: Jan 2000 – Jun 2020

Updated annually

Data variable checklist: Contact TDLU

Date range: Jan 2005 – Dec 2018

Updated annually  

Data variable checklist (pdf)

Data variable metadata

Tasmanian Cancer Registry (TCR)

The TCR provides population-based statistics about cancer incidence and mortality for Tasmanian residents, collecting for each cancer case information on residence, sex, date of birth, date of diagnosis, cancer topography and morphology, means of diagnosis, multiple primary sites, race, country of birth, place and cause of death, where applicable.

Australian Early Development Census (AEDC)

The AEDC is a full population census of children’s health and development in their first year of formal full-time schooling. AEDC datasets have near-total national coverage of school entrants. Teachers complete the AEDC Checklist in the first year of formal full-time school, and are completed based on teachers’ knowledge and observations of the children in their class. Participation in AEDC is not compulsory.

Date Range: Jan 1982 – Dec 2018

Updated annually  

Data variable checklist & metadata (pdf)

Dates: 2009, 2012, 2015, 2018

Updated every 3 years  

Data variable checklist: Contact TDLU

Ambulance Tasmania Emergency Incidents*

This dataset contains Tasmanian emergency ambulance care incidents extracted from the Victorian Ambulance Clinical Information System (VACIS). The VACIS captures the electronic patient care record including information on patient symptoms, diagnoses and treatment.

Tasmanian Community Mental Health Data Collection

Contains Tasmanian state government-provided ambulatory episodes of mental health care. Data contains information specific to the assessment, treatment, recovery and care of child and adolescent, adult and older persons in non-admitted settings. Episodes of care represent services provided in community mental health centres to individuals or groups, as part of crisis assessment and response, outreach services or home visits. Records occasions of services provided by clinicians to patients.

Date range: Jan 2010 – Dec 2015

Updated on an ad hoc basis  

Data variable checklist: Contact TDLU

Date range: Jan 2000 – Dec 2015

Updated on an ad hoc basis  

Data variable checklist: Contact TDLU

Australia New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry (ANZDATA)*

Data is contributed from all adult and paediatric Renal Units in Australia and New Zealand. This encompasses all patients receiving renal replacement therapy (RRT), either dialysis or kidney transplantation, for the treatment of end stage kidney disease (ESKD). Survey data is collected nearest to the 31-December every year for the previous twelve months. Real time data is collected on all new incident patients commencing RRT, changes of RRT modality, changes in treating centre, death and other major events such as new cancer diagnoses.

Tasmanian Cancer Registry Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer (NMSC)*

Incidence rates of NMSCs in Australia are understood to be the highest in the world. Tasmania routinely receives notifications of NMSCs in the population from reporting pathology notifiers. The Tasmanian Cancer Registry is the only registry in Australia, and one of a few in the world, that has a complete register of histologically-confirmed NMSCs covering the period 1978 to 2018. This dataset enables wide-ranging research specific to the epidemiology of NMSCs to help inform cancer control strategies. Demographic data and a minimum set of clinical data items are available for use in ethically-approved research projects.

Date range: Jan 1963 – Dec 2019  

Updated annually

Data variable checklist: Contact TDLU

 

Date range: Jan 1978 – Dec 2018

Updated on an ad hoc basis

Data variable checklist (pdf)

*Subject to additional approval