Dataset Information

Materials on this page are available for download. Please acknowledge Data Linkage Services and the WA Department of Health as a source where applicable.

See the list of available datasets for general information on data collections available via the WADLS.

See the application forms section for variable lists.



Data Dictionaries

Birth Registrations

Birth Registration Data Dictionary (Word Doc, 63KB)

Cancer Register

Please contact for the latest version of the Cancer Register Data Dictionary.

Cause of Death Unit Record File (COD URF)

User Guide (Word Doc, 509KB)

Please note: please cross reference the fields in the User Guide, with those available on the Data Linkage Services Variable COD URF list.

Death Registrations

Mortality Data Variable Notes (Word Doc, 101KB)

Electoral Roll

Electoral Roll Data Variables (Word Doc, 43KB)

Emergency Department Data Collection

Emergency Data Variables(Word Doc, 500KB)

Hospital Morbidity Data Collection
Mental Health Information System
Midwives Notification System
WA Register of Developmental Abnormalities (WARDA) Cerebral Palsy (CP)

WARDA-CP Coding Manual – CP and associated impairments (2018) (PDF, 146KB)

Child Development Service (CDS)



Data Quality Statements



Linkage Quality Statements

The Data Linkage Branch also maintains a series of Linkage Quality Statements containing information on the core datasets we link:



Geocoding Information