How to access LSAY data

Data from the new LSAY 2015 cohort (Y15) are now available and includes data from the first LSAY interview in 2016 (wave 2) as well as information collected as part of the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in 2015 (wave 1).

The data collected from the 2016 interviews for the Y06 and Y09 cohorts are also available. This completes the survey program for the Y06 cohort. The Y95, Y98 and Y03 cohorts have also completed the survey program. Data for these completed cohorts are available from the first through to the final survey wave (at age 25).

LSAY confidentialised unit record files are deposited with the Australian Data Archive (ADA) at the Australian National University. Access to the data is free via a formal request and registration process managed by the ADA.

To access the unit record data:

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Data tools

Data tools provide quick and easy access to summary LSAY data so users can readily explore results from the LSAY surveys. Resources to help you understand and use the data are also available. More information can be found on the Data page.

Make a specific data request

A specific data request allows you to ask for specific tables and/or data analysis to be undertaken by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) without the need for you to obtain full sets of data. A specific data request can be made to

There are fees and charges applicable for all data requests. Please refer to NCVER’s data access and charges policy for more information.