Data are collected annually. Aggregate data are provided by state and territory departments and the Department of Home Affairs on all children placed for adoption and those who had a finalised adoption order in Australia during the financial year.
Collected data include:
Data are published by the AIHW in the annual Adoptions Australia reports, in online data visuals, and in aggregate data tables.
from 1 July 1990 to 30 June 2018
National and state and territory
Data related to children placed with adoptive families during the financial year and those who had an adoption order finalised during the financial year.
Additional data are also collected on adoption specific visas issued during the financial year (these data may relate to adoptions that occurred in previous years).
Metadata information and data quality statement DQS
Adoptions Australia 2017–18 DSS
Adoptions Australia 2017–18 DQS
External links and information
Adoptions Australia data visualisations
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