Australian Immunisation Register linked to the Person Level Integrated Data Asset

We are linking data in the Australian Immunisation Register with other Australian Government datasets as part of the Person Level Integrated Data Asset. This combined data can help answer important policy and research questions on immunisation in Australia. Learn more about this project.


The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) contains Australia’s vaccination data, but only records basic demographic information. More detailed demographics are held in other Australian Government datasets. We are working with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to link the AIR to these other datasets as part of their Person Level Integrated Data Asset (PLIDA).

Combining these datasets will allow researchers to analyse vaccination data by population characteristics such as:

  • occupation
  • cultural diversity
  • disability
  • chronic health conditions.

The results will help answer questions on immunisation in Australia and inform policy development.

Privacy and governance

The ABS administer PLIDA and use a ‘privacy by design’ approach. They:

  • collect and combine data
  • remove all personal identifiers
  • provide access only to approved researchers.

Who we work with

The ABS administer the data linkage between the AIR and PLIDA and manage the PLIDA dataset.

Other agencies that can use AIR-PIDA include the:

  • Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Department of Social Services
  • Department of Education, Skills and Employment
  • Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • Department of Home Affairs.

Analysts from other Australian Government agencies and state and territory health departments may be given access as required.


Learn more

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