Below is a collection of resources related to linked dataCan refer to: (1) the demographic data used in the Data Linkage process; or (2) information pertaining to services provided to people or their clinical information (available only from Data Custodians, including via CARES). in Australia. These include forms for application and access and information related to the datasets and linkageData Linkage: a complex technique for connecting data records within and between datasets using demographic data (e.g. name, date of birth, address, sex, medical record number). Also called ‘Record Linkage’ or ‘Linkage’. held by DLBData Linkage Branch: the specialist team at the Department of Health who are responsible for developing and maintaining the WA Data Linkage System, performing data linkage, and the facilitation of access to linked data.

  • Forms for data access applications, ethical review applications and data amendment applications.
  • Policies related to data access, the use of personal health information, data release, research governance and ethics.
  • Dataset Information including the Dataset Menu and specific information related to Core linked datasets. 
  • Geographical Information from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, related to SEIFASocio-Economic Indexes for Area. These values are assigned to geocoded areas and measure socioeconomic conditions. SEIFA codes can be assigned using 1996, 2001 and 2006 ABS census data. use.
  • Reporting form as required for annual reports to the DLB Project Manager. 
  • Images for use in presentations about the WA Data Linkage BranchThe specialist team at the Department of Health who are responsible for developing and maintaining the WA Data Linkage System, performing data linkage, and the facilitation of access to linked data. and Data LinkageA complex technique for connecting data records within and between datasets using demographic data (e.g. name, date of birth, address, sex, medical record number). Also called ‘Record Linkage’ or ‘Linkage’.