The Australian Data Archive (ADA) is managed by the Australian National University (ANU). ADA was established at the ANU in 1981 with a brief to provide a national service for the collection and preservation of computer readable data relating to social, political and economic affairs and to make these data available for further analysis. A team of professional data archivists, advised by a panel of leading social scientists, provides both stewardship and outreach services to the Australian community.
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The Australian Data Archive provides a national service for the collection and preservation of digital research data and to make these data available for secondary analysis by academic researchers and other users.
Irving Saulwick and Associates: Age polls, 1972-1997.
Saulwick Polls, 1987-1991.
Roy Morgan Research Centre: Australian Gallup polls, 1943-1974.
McNair Anderson and Associates: Australian Gallup polls, 1975-1987.
Australian Bureau of Statistics: Census of population and housing, 1966- present.
Australian National University: National social science survey, 1984-1989; Australian survey of social attitudes, 2003- present; Australian election study, 1987- present.
Department of Health: National Drug Strategy Household Survey, 1993- present.
Department of Employment Education and Training: Australian Longitudinal Survey, 1984-1989; Australian Youth Survey, 1989-1994; Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth, 1995- present.
Department of Social Services: Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey, 2001- present.