Provide high quality data analysis and advice to support South Australian government agencies and better the state of South Australia.



To support an efficient and effective Government to identify where and how to provide the right services to the right people at the right time, while at all times protecting the wellbeing of our staff.



To be a world leader and innovator in maximising use of one of Government's most valuable assets - data.



We maintain high proficiency and expertise in:

  • data analysis and presentation
  • statistical methods
  • data integration and matching
  • data redaction, aggregation and personal identity protection
  • visualisation of information
  • maximising value of data for citizens, service suppliers and policy planning.

The office also works to help agencies meet the requirements of the Public Sector (Data Sharing) Act 2016, which aims to facilitate the sharing of data between public sector agencies.



The Office for Data Analytics (ODA) runs a small core team of data and analytics professionals to coordinate and undertake whole-of-Government analytics.

Our areas of focus for 2017-18 include:

  • child protection
  • gender equality
  • domestic violence
  • energy
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

The office uses a ‘project model’ approach to ensure maximum value to citizens and the Public Sector through being accountable to show value in all analysis undertaken, and work closely with experts within and outside of government, including the Australian Bureau of Statistics and South Australian universities.