Vulnerable Children - Families
The Vulnerable Children Project (VCP) was a major demonstration project that ran between 2018 and mid-2020 and was South Australia’s first multi-agency integrated data project. The project demonstrated the capability of the Office for Data Analytics to integrate data from across multiple agencies to facilitate information sharing to frontline workers and strategic decision makers. This capability remains available to inform early intervention initiatives of government to support vulnerable and at-risk children and their families.
Government Performance Framework
The Public Sector Data Sharing Act sets out one of the functions of the Office for Data Analytics is to monitor the performance of public sector agencies.
“ODA is to undertake its functions in a manner that prioritises the provision of relevant and up to date information to public sector agencies about their service delivery, operations and performance.”
A framework is being developed to enable the government to better manage and support decision making as well as economic recovery post CoVID-19.
Vulnerable Males Project
This project is focused upon early intervention for vulnerable males. This project seeks to support efforts to reduce domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, and suicide by focusing on males experiencing divorce and separation, generational or military service induced post-traumatic stress. There are direct links to government commitments to reduce domestic and family violence, supporting veterans and their families, and the South Australian Suicide Prevention Plan.
Crime Victimisation Analysis
This project seeks to build upon an open data project recently sponsored by ODA at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) to undertake sophisticated modelling to predict crime patterns in a given month and geographic area. This links to the government’s commitment to support frontline policing.
Energy4Life is an initiative of the Office for Data Analytics, SA Health and Red Cross. Energy4Life matches South Australian suburbs undergoing long power outages with residents who have electricity-dependent medical issues. This project is in final approval from the Department of Health.
Working with stakeholders across multiple agencies, ODA built the first iteration of a common operating picture to support the State Emergency Centre in times of crisis during 2019-20. This product will be enhanced and continue to be developed during 2020-21.
South Australian Business Research Environment (SABRE)
Information has been securely collated from multiple government agencies regarding business and economic activities. This is a foundational data asset to assist better decision making and provide for safe, secure information sharing between agencies with regards to business information. The SABRE asset is a key component of the BLADE project below.
Australian Data and Digital Council
The Office for Data Analytics participates and supports the work Australian Data and Digital Council (ADDC). More information regarding the work of the ADDC can be found at:
National Disability Data Asset
The Office for Data Analytics is a working group member of the National Disability Data Asset (NDDA). More information about this important work can be found at:
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
The Office for Data Analytics has a memorandum of understanding with the ABS to collaborate on a number of initiatives including integration of South Australian Government economic information into the Business Longitudinal Analytical Data Environment (BLADE). Further information can be found at: