Use additional community information

The AEDI results provide you with a picture of how your community's children are doing on five key areas of child development. To paint a more complete picture of your community, look at your AEDI results alongside other information from data, research and community consultation.

Data examples include:

  • population statistics
  • education levels
  • employment status
  • cultural background information.

Click here for a table with examples of additional data you could use to get a more complete picture of your community.

Sometimes communities are surprised by their AEDI results and can’t easily explain why children are developmentally better or worse than expected. In these cases, community consultation is particularly important as it draws on local expertise and may help explain the results. In other cases, AEDI results confirm the community's expectations, however additional information may fill out a more detailed picture that can assist with planning.