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How to access data from the Statistical Services Branch

The Statistical Services Branch (SSB) is the custodian of the following data collections:

Requests for access to data from these collections are considered on a case-by-case basis. Detailed information about individual datasets is available in our list of commonly requested data items and collection manuals.

Refer to the data request decision tree if you are unsure which form of application is appropriate for your request.


Summary data requests

To request aggregated or summary data and statistics, email Release of summary data does not require an application under the Public Health Act 2005.


Research data requests

To request linked data and/or potentially identifiable data for research purposes, email Release of identifiable or potentially identifiable data requires Data Custodian approval. Data may be requested for research purposes or for other authorised purposes if permitted under the relevant State legislation.


Data linkage

SSB also offers a data linkage service to researchers and Queensland Health staff for approved projects. Primary keys from several data collections are routinely linked and held in our Master Linkage File, for use in customised linkage requests. For further information on data linkage in Queensland Health, see the Queensland Data Linkage Framework.

Last updated: 14 December 2022