Resources and infrastructure
NSW Government agencies hold a wide range of datasets which are used for policy and planning purposes. Several agencies also curate libraries of publications and reports relevant to research and development.
Through the Office of the Chief Scientist and Engineer, the NSW Government also supports national critical research infrastructure facilities.
Common Planning Assumptions
The Common Planning Assumptions are agreed information assets (data sets, models and analytical tools) for use by the NSW Government and others, to prepare proposals, business plans and strategies that rely on projections.
Various NSW Government agencies are custodians of information assets and responsible for their development and maintenance. The data sets include population growth, economic growth, housing supply, metropolitan transport demand and freight demand. There are also guidelines for employment projections, and future temperature and climate events.
The Common Planning Assumptions are used in the development of new policies, strategies or business cases.
Human Services Data Set
De-identified data collected by individual government agencies. The Human Services Data Set is unprecedented in scale in NSW, bringing together 27 years of data, over seven million records, from over 60 frontline data sets in 11 government agencies.
A program of work aimed at increasing the safe use of data across the NSW Government. It will support better customer service, policy development, responsiveness and innovation. Data NSW contributes to Research Data Australia.
NSW Education Datahub
Research Data Australia
Research Data Australia is the data discovery service of the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC). The ARDC is a transformational initiative that enables the Australian research community and industry access to nationally significant, leading edge data intensive eInfrastructure, platforms, skills and collections of high-quality data. It is part of the National Critical Infrastructure Strategy.
Open Data Portal
The Open Data Portal provides openly accessible Australian Government data.
Their Futures Matter publications
Publications and resources from this whole of government reform deliver improved outcomes for vulnerable children and families.
FACS Insights Analytics and Research
Publications and research conducted by the Department of Communities and Justice service streams include child protection, homelessness and housing.
Department of Communities and Justice Research and Statistics
The NSW Department of Justice's work includes researching issues that relate to law and justice, and collecting, reporting and analysing statistical information.
Transport for NSW (TfNSW) research outputs and library resources
The TfNSW Research Database contains the outputs of research undertaken in response to the problem statements that have been developed or received by TfNSW.
Behavioural Insights Unit publications
The Behavioural Insights Unit (BIU) works across the NSW Government helping to improve the effectiveness of public services and policy by applying what we know about the way people think and act.
Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation (CESE)
The CESE is the central point of education evidence within the NSW Department of Education. It is also Australia's first dedicated hub of education data and evaluation.
National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS)
The NCRIS is a national network of world-class research infrastructure projects that support high-quality research that will drive greater innovation in the Australian research sector and the economy more broadly. More information on the strategy can be found on the Australian Government website.
The NSW Government supports NCRIS facilities in NSW through the Office of Chief Scientist and Engineer's Research Attraction and Acceleration Program (RAAP).