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Forecasting Future Outcomes – Stronger Communities Investment Unit 2018 Insights Report

View the Forecasting Future Outcomes – Stronger Communities Investment Unit 2018 Insights Report

This report, which was authored by Taylor Fry with support from Their Futures Matter (TFM) and stakeholder agencies, presents key results and insights from the TFM Investment Model using the Human Services Dataset. The report defines six vulnerable population groups estimated to have the poorest future social and fiscal outcomes. Sections of the Report describing each vulnerable group outline the characteristics and risk indicators which make up the group definition. Each vulnerable group is analysed alongside a comparison group without vulnerability, to highlight the likelihood of poorer outcomes and the difference in estimated cost of providing government services.

For general enquiries, accessing technical appendices of the report, and requesting an accessible version of the report contact HSDS@facs.nsw.gov.au

Investment model visualisation tool

View the Investment model visualisation tool

This visualisation tool is a companion to the Forecasting Future Outcomes: 2018 Insights Report . It should only be used after reading Sections 1 to 5 and Section 10 of that report. Those sections describe the approach and define key terms used in the dashboard.

The dashboard presents results for five vulnerable groups presented in the report. However, in line with the report, two of the vulnerable groups have been separated into subgroups for the Fiscal Outcomes and Future Outcomes tabs.
On these tabs, the 'Young mothers and their children' group has been separated into a 'Young mothers' group and a 'Children of young mothers' group. Also, the 'Children and young people affected by mental health' group has been separated into a 'Young adolescents with parental mental health risk factors' group and a 'Vulnerable young people transitioning to adulthood affected by mental health' group.

District and Local Government Areas insights

View the District and Local Government Areas insights

The Human Services Data Set provides a unique window into the range of human services that children, young people, and their families, engage with throughout their childhood and early adult lives.

Their Futures Matter Data Snapshot November 2019

View Their Futures Matter Data Snapshot November 2019

The TFM Data Snapshot provides a summary about the costs related to groups with vulnerable characteristics across NSW. It is designed to assist stakeholders by providing clear information from the largest study of its kind in Australia.

Other resources related to the Human Services Dataset

Audit Reports

The Public Interest Direction and Health Public Interest Direction require annual audits to assess whether there are sufficient security systems and processes in place to protect Personal and Health Information that is collected, used and disclosed as part of the Project. Access the most recent report here [coming soon].

If you would like to find out more on past audits, please contact HSDS@facs.nsw.gov.au

Privacy surveys

NSW Community Attitudes Survey on Privacy and Data Sharing 
In 2020, Family and Community Services Insights, Analysis and Research (FACSIAR) commissioned a NSW Community Attitudes Survey on Data Sharing and Privacy Risks, as a part of our work in developing the Privacy Codes.

The objective of the research was to enable us to:

  • better understand what the NSW community thinks about data sharing, and in particular, the benefits of sharing and using de-identified, linked government datasets
  • establish the acceptable scope of data sharing and release and
  • establish community understanding of the risks associated with data sharing, including of de-identified government datasets, and identify expected safeguards for protecting individual privacy

View the NSW Community Attitudes Survey on Privacy and Data Sharing December 2020.

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Last updated: 15 Dec 2021