The Australian Data Archive

The Australian Data Archive (ADA) provides a national service for the collection and preservation of digital research data. ADA disseminates this data for secondary analysis by academic researchers and other users.

The archive is based in the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods (CSRM) at the Australian National University (ANU).

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The Australian Data Archive has upgraded to version 6.2.

Substantial changes in the number of new features have been enabled for the end user.
The user guide for Dataverse 6.2 is available here: Dataverse 6.2 User Guide

User login with institutional credentials has also been implemented for staff and students of institutions that are members of the Australian Access Federation (AAF).

Welcome to the homepage for the Australian Data Archive. Here you can access ADA datasets and find out more about accessing ADA data, depositing data with the Archive, and research data management.

The Archive’s archive and catalogue systems are hosted on ADA’s Dataverse platform. This can be accessed in three ways:

Please direct enquiries regarding the ADA’s datasets to our email address at and we will reply in due course.

Our Data Collections…

The Australian Data Archive holds over 6000 datasets from more than 1500 projects and studies from 1838 through until the present day.

Some of our most popular datasets are identifiable by methodology (eg. Longitudinal) and by theme (eg. Social Attitudes Surveys, Health Studies).

Accessing Data…

Would you like to access data from the Australia Data Archive? This section includes details on how to find data in the ADA collection, access conditions, and procedures for requesting and downloading data.

Depositing Data…

Do you want to deposit data with ADA? Look here to find out what is involved, included data formats, licensing, metadata and deposit processes.

Newly Published Datasets…

Australian Election Study, 1987-2022 Trends

The excel file contains the excel tables underlying the charts contained in the report Trends in Australian Political Opinion: Results from the Australian Election Study 1987-2022 (Cameron and …

Werner Senn Letters

Emeritus Professor Werner Senn (born 1942) studied English and German language, literature and civilisation at the Universities of Berne, Vienna and Liverpool. He qualified as a teacher in 1968 and …

Recently Updated Datasets…

Australian Election Study, 2022

The 2022 AES is the thirteenth in a series of surveys beginning in 1987, timed to coincide with Australian Federal elections. The series builds on the 1967, 1969, and 1979 Australian Political …

Forthcoming Datasets…

RUMIC – Rural-Urban Migration in China

The Rural-Urban Migration in China project was established to investigate the impacts of internal migration within China and Indonesia. In particular, the investigation is focused on the collection of data through five year longitudinal surveys in China and Indonesia and the use of these data to answer questions with relation to migration’s impact on income mobility, poverty alleviation, education, health and nutrition of migrant children, and the assimilation of migrant workers into the city. You can find out more about this project at the project web page.