Data access and usage

Five waves of BNLA data are available to approved data users.

In partnership with the Australian Data Archive, the National Centre for Longitudinal Data (NCLD) is using Dataverse to facilitate access to its longitudinal datasets, including BNLA. 

How to apply

Instructions for how to apply for Release 5 of BNLA can be found on the Dataverse website.

To gain access to BNLA data:

Then, on the BNLA Dataverse page:

  • select Release 5 (Waves 1-5)
  • select ‘Request Access’ and complete the application form.

For more information, email the BNLA data manager at bnladatamanager@aifs.gov.au

Study data

For further information about study data, see:

Data documentation

  • Data documentation
    Data documentation includes a data dictionary, notes for data users and a Data User Guide. The Data User Guide provides an overview of the project’s background, aims and objectives and provides details of the study population, methodology, sample selection and characteristics, variable naming conventions and standardised scales used in the survey.
  • Study questionnaires
    Questionnaires used in each of the waves for which data has been released. The questionnaires are annotated with variable names.

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Wave 5 data release is now available